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TitleGadolinite from Hitterbo, Norway
DescriptionGadolinite is a yttrium iron beryllium silicate that also contains significant amounts of cerium, lanthanum, and neodynium. Its formula is (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2FeBe2Si2O10. This sample is black and vitreous, but some gadolinite has a green or blue color. Gadolinite occurs in alkalic pegmatites and granites. This sample, from Hitterbo, Norway, is about 5 cm across.
LocationNorway. Near Hitterbo.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-03-26.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1223.
Key wordsgadolinite, Norway
Tech details341 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number270