Rostadheia, Molland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
Thumbnail, 3.0 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
This monazite crystal is a rare earth phosphate from the classic old REE enriched pegmatite in Norway. It is very well crystallized with good luster and a rich chocolate brown color. A superb example for its species from this particular locale, it is sharp and display-worthy. Old label is from a University Mineralogical Museum, presumably in Sweden or Norway given the last name of the collector or dealer who sold it last there (an O. Landsverk, in 1954)