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PAS-43
Yttrocerite
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm
Rockport Granite Company quarry, Rockport, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
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Yttrocerite is an odd blue/purpley calcium fluoride withyttrium and cerium. In other words, it is weird chemistry and here shows as purple splotches (but richly so!). Mindat lists yttrocerite from this locality as tentative/unverified but reported. Well, apparently we finally have a piece pretty solidly linked to the quarry as I am sure the person owning this at the time would have known better than us today, over 100 years later.