Definition of Bastnaesite

1. Noun. A yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements.




Definition of Bastnaesite

1. Noun. (minerology) A yellow-brown mineral that is a source of several rare earth metals, especially gadolinium, samarium, and neodymium ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bastnaesite

bastinades
bastinading
bastinado
bastinadoed
bastinadoes
bastinadoing
bastinados
basting
bastings
bastion
bastioned
bastions
bastirma
bastle
bastles
bastnaesite (current term)
bastnaesites
bastnasite
bastnasites
basto
baston
bastonade
bastonaded
bastonades
bastonading
bastons
bastos
basts
basturma
basuco

Literary usage of Bastnaesite

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1. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush, Edward Salisbury Dana (1885)
"See bastnaesite Orthorhombic. Observed planes O, i-í, ¡-Í, 1-î, 1-i, 1-2 and 1-4 (JM Blake, 1. c.), Î-Ï л i-1 =65° (normals) 1-4 л t-ï='-80% И Л 1-2=69'J-\ ..."

2. Introduction to the Rarer Elements by Philip Embury Browning (1917)
"of lanthanum, cerite, allanite, monazite, bastnaesite, ... praseodymium and neodymium, cerite, allanite, monazite, and bastnaesite; of samarium, samarskite, ..."

3. The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals by Esper Signius Larsen (1921)
"A (agrees optically with bastnaesite). Colorless grains, uniaxial +. с о = 1.722 ±0.003. «=1.813 ±0.003. B = Cerite. Nearly colorless grains, pleochroic ..."

4. Manual of Determinative Mineralogy with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis by George Jarvis Brush (1898)
"... and bastnaesite. The yttrium earths (Y and Er) are found especially in gadolinite, xenotime, ..."

5. Manual of Determinative Mineralogy with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis by George Jarvis Brush (1898)
"... and bastnaesite. The yttrium earths (Y and Er) are found especially in gadolinite, xenotime, ..."

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