Bastnasite

Say hello to BASTNASITE also spelled Bastnaesite. Bastnasite is a rare carbonate fluoride mineral (fluorocarbonate). Bastnäsite was first described by the Swedish chemist Wilhelm Hisinger in 1838 Bastnäsite. Its name comes from the Bastnäs Mine in Riddarhyttan, Sweden. Even though there are 3 different chemical types / compositions of bastnasite, its primary chemical composition is

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Painite

Yes, there is a mineral named “PAINITE” and as you might surmise, it is an extremely rare stone.  Matter of fact, in 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world’s rarest gemstone mineral. Painite got its name from British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain in the 1950s when it was

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