What is another word for ancylite?

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[ ˈansɪlˌa͡ɪt], [ ˈansɪlˌa‍ɪt], [ ˈa_n_s_ɪ_l_ˌaɪ_t]

Ancylite is a rare mineral, primarily composed of calcium, cerium, and carbon dioxide. It is a member of the apatite group, which boasts a variety of minerals with similar chemical compositions. Synonyms for ancylite include cerianite, cerite, and allanite. The name cerianite arises from the significant presence of cerium in its composition. Cerite is a general name used to describe minerals that share similarities with ancylite, including samarskite, fergusonite, and gadolinite. Allanite is a name usually given to a subgroup of minerals within the apatite group that possess rare earth elements. Though ancient, the mineral has little practical use, aside from its value to mineral collectors.

Related words: rocks, stones, minerals, minerals list, igneous rock, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rock formation, earth scientists


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      mineral, ore, silicate mineral, ore mineral.

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