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Vitusite-(Ce) is a sodium cerium phosphate. Rø:nsbro et al. (1979) named the mineral in honor of Vitus Bering (1681-1741), Danish-Russian explorer of the Arctic ocean.

Vitusite-(Ce) forms a 1.8 cm long beige crystal in matrix. Large for the species. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona. This specimen was also in the collection of A.L. Kidwell. Both Kidwell and Laskowski labels accompany the specimen.

Price: $150

Item code: MS1867

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