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Muscovite var. Rose Muscovite with Allanite-(Ce) from Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico

 
Muscovite var. Rose Muscovite with Allanite-(Ce) from Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 28102
Mineral:Muscovite var. Rose Muscovite with Allanite-(Ce)
Locality:Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico
Description:Colorful specimen of purple-pink rose muscovite (often misidentified as lepidolite) with 1 mm crystals of black allanite-(Ce) scattered throughout. The cerium in the allanite cause the specimen to be slightly radioactive.
Overall Size:7x6x2.5 cm
Crystals:1 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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