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What is monozite?

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asked Aug 21, 2016 in Chemistry by Rahul Roy (7,955 points)

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answered Aug 21, 2016 by sanjeev (19,596 points)

Monazite is a rare phosphate mineral with a chemical composition of (Ce,La,Nd,Th)(PO4,SiO4). It usually occurs in small isolated grains, as an accessory mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks such as granite, pegmatite, schist, and gneiss.

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