Mineral Information and Data:

Fluocerite-(La)
LaF3 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after its chemical composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow") and cerium (Named after the asteroid Ceres) with the modifier La-lanthanum (Greek, lanthanein = "to lie hidden").

IMA status : Approved Species 1969 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
09.03.04.02  
  (09) Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.03)
  (09.03.04) Fluocerite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
03.AC.15
  (03) Halides
  (03.A) Simple Halides, Without H2O
  (03.AC) M:X = 1:3
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  

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