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VII - Phosphates
Crystal habit of Monazite Monazite

Name   Monazite
Chemistry   Ce[PO4]
Hardness   5 - 5,5
Lustre   resinous
Colour   light brown to dark brown, yellow brown
Streak   greyish white 
Density [g/cm3]   4.8 - 5.5
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] distinct, [100] indistinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   coarse spathic, primary occurrences in granites, syenites and gneiss, heavy mineral, secondary deposits in places sands (monazite-sands)

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