Exceptionally large crystal on granite matrix. Recrystallized termination. Mahogany brown, glossy luster. Notable discovery from Pakistan. Bastnasite-CeDimensions (millimeters): 35 x 35 x 20
Dimensions (inches): 1.4 x 1.4 x .75
Origins: from Zegi Mountains, Fata, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Bastnasite is a scarce mineral containing rare earth metals. Here is the cerium variety. Usually bastnasite is a bleb but these Zegi Mountain crystals created quite a stir a few years ago as they are considered very large crystals for the mineral.
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