Fergusonite


Fergusonite

Fergusonite is a mineral comprising a complex oxide of various rare earth elements. Its formula is given basically as (Ce,La,Nd)NbO4. However other analyses also include yttrium, erbium, and tantalum. It is found as small (less than 100 micrometres), needle-like crystals in pegmatite. It was named after British Politician and mineral collector Robert Ferguson of Raith (1767 – 1840) [ [http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/people/famousfirst369.html University of Edinburgh] ]

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*List of minerals
*List of minerals named after people

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  • Fergusonite — Fer gu*son*ite, n. (Min.) A mineral of a brownish black color, essentially a tantalo niobate of yttrium, erbium, and cerium; so called after Robert Ferguson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fergusonite — ● fergusonite nom féminin (de R. Ferguson, nom propre) Niobate naturel trouvé en Suède et au Groenland …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fergusonite — s. f. Espécie de mineral escuro …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • fergusonite — fergusonitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Y,Er,Ce,U)·(Nb,Ta,Ti)O₄ atitikmenys: angl. fergusonite rus. фергусонит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fergusonite — /ferr geuh seuh nuyt /, n. a rare earth mineral, yttrium columbate and tantalate, found in pegmatites. [1820 30; named after R. Ferguson, 19th century Scottish physician; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fergusonite — noun A mineral composed of oxides of various rare earth elements …   Wiktionary

  • fergusonite — fer·gu·son·ite …   English syllables

  • fergusonite — noun a dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑erbium, ↑Er, ↑atomic number 68, ↑tantalum, ↑Ta, ↑atomic number 73 …   Useful english dictionary

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