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RM2716   Davidite-(La)

Radium Hill mine, Olary, South Australia, Australia

Specimen formed by several interpenetrating davidite-(La) crystals. We can observe various curved, shiny facets of this rare species, from the crichtonite group, and of a complex formula with an unique combination of elements:  La(Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH,F)38.
It belongs from the type locality for the species: Radium Hill. To confirm the species we have carried out SEM-EDS analysis with results consistent with expectated. It is not easy to find specimens of the type locality and less with facets.


Size: 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm.

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RM2715   Davidite-(La)

Radium Hill mine, Olary, South Australia, Australia

Specimen formed by several interpenetrating davidite-(La) crystals. We can observe various curved, shiny facets of this rare species, from the crichtonite group, and of a complex formula with an unique combination of elements:  La(Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH,F)38.
It belongs from the type locality for the species: Radium Hill. To confirm the species we have carried out SEM-EDS analysis with results consistent with expectated. It is not easy to find specimens of the type locality and less with facets.


Size: 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm.

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