Parisite = Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3F2 Hexagonal
Synchysite = Ca(Ce,La,Nd)(CO3)2F2 Orthorhombic

Description: Parisite and synchysite are rare earth carbonates found in pegmatitic granites, syenites and carbonatites.

MARATHON COUNTY: Parisite/synchisite was tentatively identifed at the Wimmer #3 Pit, a "rotten granite" quarry several miles west of Wausau. (Tom Buchholz, pers. com.)

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