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Fluorescent Minerals (UV) "Loparite"

Loparite is an obsolete name for the mineral loparite-(Ce), belonging to the perovskite group, containing rare earth elements. First mentioned by V. Ramsay, the discoverer of the Lovozero mountain range, as his mineral No. 1. It usually occurs in the form of small crystals. It is characterized by the formation of germination twins. A valuable source of raw materials for the radio-electronic industry.

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Physical properties of Loparite

Category Oxide minerals
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Lop-Ce
Strunz classification 4.CC.35
Crystal system Loparit-(Ce)-Q: tetragonal
Loparit-(Ce)-O: orthorhombisch
Loparit-(Ce)-C: cubic
Color Black to grey-brown in thin section
Crystal habit Cubic and octahedral crystals and massive
Twinning Penetration twins common on [111]
Cleavage [100] Imperfect
Fracture uneven
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 5.5 - 6.0
Luster Metallic to sub-metallic
Streak reddish brown
Diaphaneity opaque, transparent in thin fragments
Specific gravity 4.60-4.89
Optical properties Isotropic, anomalously anisotropic
Refractive index n = 2.26–2.38
Code: 780
Northern quarry, Mount Alluive, Lovozersky massif, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $90.00

Code: 781
Northern quarry, Mount Alluive, Lovozersky massif, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $60.00

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