bastnaesite

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Etymology[edit]

From Bastnäs +‎ -ite. Named after its type locality, the Bastnäs mine near Riddarhyttan, Västmanland, Sweden.

Noun[edit]

bastnaesite (plural bastnaesites)

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

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