Davidite -(Ce) Petaca Mining District, New Mexico, USA


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One Davidite -(Ce) Crystal – New Mexico, USA
Weight: 14.8 Grams

Size: 31x16x9mm

Locality: Vestegard Pegmatite, La Jarita-Apache area, Petaca Mining District, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA

The mark on the bottom of this specimen was made by the technician who performed the XRF alasysis.

Formula: Ce(Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH,F)38

Davidite-(Ce) is a rare radioactive mineral containing cerium, uranium, and thorium, typically found in granite pegmatites. Named in 1988 by Ernest H. Nickel and Joseph A. Mandarino in honor of Professor Tannat William Edgeworth David.

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