Definitions for gadoliniteˈgæd l əˌnaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gad•o•lin•iteˈgæd l əˌnaɪt(n.)
a silicate mineral from which the rare-earth metals gadolinium, holmium, and rhenium are extracted.
Origin of gadolinite:
1795–1805; after J. Gadolin (1760–1852), Finnish chemist; see -ite1
a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
A dark, vitreous mineral that is a complex mixture of silicates of cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, yttrium, beryllium, and iron, with the chemical formula (Ce,La,Nd,Y)FeBeSiO.
a mineral of a nearly black color and vitreous luster, and consisting principally of the silicates of yttrium, cerium, and iron
Gadolinite, sometimes also known as Ytterbite, is a silicate mineral which consists principally of the silicates of cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, yttrium, beryllium, and iron with the formula (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2FeBe2Si2O10. It is called gadolinite- or gadolinite- depending on the prominence of the variable element composition. It may contain 35.48% yttria sub-group rare earths, 2.17% ceria earths, up to 11.6% BeO and traces of thorium. It is found in Sweden, Norway, and the USA.
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