bastnaesite definition

  • noun:
    • A yellowish to reddish-brown mineral, (Ce,La)CO3(F,OH), this is certainly a source of rare-earth elements, including gadolinium, samarium, and neodymium.
    • A yellow-brown mineral this is certainly a source of several rare-earth metals, particularly gadolinium, samarium, and neodymium.
    • a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare-earth elements

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