Definition of Monazite

1. Noun. A reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium.




Definition of Monazite

1. n. A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a phosphate of the cerium metals.

Definition of Monazite

1. Noun. (minerology) any of a range of reddish-brown minerals that are mixed phosphates of the lighter rare earth elements lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium and yttrium ¹

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Definition of Monazite

1. a mineral [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monazite

monasticons
monastics
monastrol
monathetosis
monatize
monatomic
monaul
monauls
monaural
monaurally
monaxial
monaxon
monaxonic
monaxonid
monaxons
monazite (current term)
monazites
moncheite
mondain
mondaine
mondaines
mondains
monde
mondegreen
mondegreens
mondes
mondial
mondo
mondongo
mondos

Literary usage of Monazite

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1. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"In some cases the supply of monazite in the stream gravels may bf replenished by wash from the hillsides which are underlain by residual soils containing ..."

2. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"In some cases the supply of monazite in the stream gravels may be replenished by wash from the hillsides which are underlain by residual soils containing ..."

3. The Mineral Industry (1914)
"monazite crystallizes in the monoclinic system, and varies in color from pale ... The production of monazite in the United States has practically ceased, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1910)
"monazite is one of the minerals which, for a long time, was considered ... During 1008 further sources of supply of monazite have been discovered and ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"monazite, a mineral consisting of anhydrous phosphate of the cerium metals (Cc, La,Di)PO*, together with small and variable amounts of thorium (ThO», ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1898)
"This monazite sand contains an average of 4 or 5 per cent of oxide of thorium, and it almost ... monazite is there found in the form of nodular masses, ..."

7. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"The monazite is mined mainly from placers, but some is mined from ... In the Carolinas zircon is associated with monazite in gravels. ..."

8. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"SINCE the introduction of the Auer-Welsbach light, thecom- mercial importance of monazite sand has grown greatly, and chemists are now asked to determine ..."

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