Ranging from green to brownish black in color, gadolinite is a mineral that counts Russia as one of its primary sources. Interestingly, gadolinite is prized for the two rare earth elements it contains: yttrium and cerium.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Russian Federation; Angola; Czechia; United States of America; Madagascar; Kazakhstan; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Portugal; Austria; Mongolia; Sweden; Mozambique; Pakistan; Korea (the Republic of); Unknown; Malawi; China; Brazil; Poland; France; Argentina; Hungary; Sri Lanka; Japan; Switzerland; India; Spain; Canada; Norway; Namibia; Finland; Denmark; Italy; South Africa; Australia; Germany; Tajikistan
Care must be taken with Gadolinite because the material is soluble in acid and is radioactive.