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Petersenite-(Ce) is a sodium cerium carbonate, related to burbankite and remondite. Grice et al. (1994) named the mineral in honor of Øle Petersen (1931-2020), charismatic curator of mineralogy at the University of Copenhagen Geological Museum. Petersen specialized in the mineralogy of alkaline rocks, and co-authored special issues of the Mineralogical Record and Mineralien Magazin on the specimen mineralogy of Greenland.

Petersenite-(Ce) forms tan prismatic crystals to 1.5 mm on a matrix of aegirine and analcime. Minor rhodochrosite and a mica mineral are also associated. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona

Price: $250

Item code: MS1955

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