Mineral Information and Data:

Monazite-(Nd)
NdPO4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named From the Greek monazeis - "to be alone" in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found.

IMA status : Approved Species 1987 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
38.04.03.05  
  (38) Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.04) A+ XO4
  (38.04.03) Monazite Group (Monoclinic: P21/n)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.AD.50
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.A) Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  (08.AD) With only large cations
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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