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Lanthanite Lanthanum Mineral
This mineral is lanthanite, a lanthanum bearing mineral that also contains neodymium.
There are 17 rare earth elements (REEs), 15 within the chemical group called lanthanides, plus yttrium and scandium. The lanthanides consist of the following: lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium.
Most rare earths or REEs are not concentrated enough to make them easily exploitable economically. They are difficult to extract and often very pricey to do so. Most of the world has become dependent on China's supply of REEs.
Specimen size: 12mm L X 9mm W X 7mm D
Ships with perky display case (shown), tag, label, label stand and authenticity. Acrylic display base and photo cube not included.
This is a very rare specimen and makes an interesting addition to a serious mineral collection.
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