Rare Earths in the Aeschynite-Priorite Series. The Status of Lyndochite1

Michael Fleischer
U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1Publication authorized by the Director, U.S. Geological Survey.

Summary: Data on the contents of individual rare earths are summarized for 24 members of the aeschynite-priorite series and 3 lyndochites. It is shown that the data are in accord with the assignment of lyndochite to the aeschynite-priorite series. The available X-ray data are not definitive, but indicate at least strong similarity of lyndochite to aeschynite ; the classification of lyndochite as a variety of euxenite is excluded.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1966 v. 35; no. 274; p. 801-809; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1966.035.274.01
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