DAVIDITE

(La,Ce,Ca)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38

Crystal: Tetragonal
Hardness: 5.5 - 6
Sp.G.: 3.9
Cleavage: Perfect on {001} & {011}
Fracture: Sub-conchoidal
Colour: Black, Reddish to
Yellowish Brown, Dark Blue, Grey
Lustre: Adamantine to Splendent

A Rare Earth Mineral

The mineral Davidite is an oxide mineral; an iron titanite containing considerable amounts of rare earths, Lanthium, Cerium, Yttrium and Uranium. The chemical end members are Lanthium and Ceriuum. Davidite exists in two forms: 1. Davidite was discovered at Radium Hill mine, South Australia in 1906 and named by Douglas Mawson for Australian geologist Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934)
2. Davidite from Vemork, Iveland, Norway has a higher amount of Cerium. The information provided is for Davidite from the
South Australian deposit.
No information on health benefits and wellbeing
is known about this mineral.

Zodiac: Not Known

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