Bastnaesite (the reddish parts) in Carbonatite

Close up of Bastnaesite

Detailed Description

Mineral: Bastnaesite (the reddish parts) in Carbonatite
Mineral Origin: Mountain Pass, CA
Primary Commodity: Rare earth elements
Primary Commodity Uses: Rare earth elements are used to make strong magnets for smartphone speakers, microphones, vibration motors, smartphone screens, as well as many other high-tech applications.

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Image Dimensions: 5472 x 3648

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Location Taken: Reston, VA, US

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