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Monazite


Mineral Properties and Uses



Physical Properties of Monazite

Chemical Classification phosphate
Color yellowish to reddish brown
Streak white
Luster resinous to waxy
Diaphaneity translucent
Cleavage Poor
Mohs Hardness 5 to 5.5
Specific Gravity 5.0 to 5.3
Diagnostic Properties specific gravity
Chemical Composition (Ce,La)PO4
Crystal System monoclinic
Uses primary source for thorium, cerium, and other rare elements



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