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MD-250223
Parisite-(Ce)
Miniature, 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Snowbird mine, Fish Creek, Alberton, Mineral Co., Montana, USA
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A very rare, very large, sharply tapering parisite crystal from the Snowbird Mine of Montana. This complete-all-around, pristine, yellowish-brown crystal has moderate to high luster and classic pseudo-hexagonal form. Parisite is a rare, rare-earth carbonate and the Snowbird Mine is a rare earth pegmatite. Old, seldom seen material, with most production in 1955-1956.