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Atomic Number: 60
Atomic Weight: 144.24
Melting Point: 1021
Boiling Point: 3068
Specific Gravity: 6.80 and 7.007 (depending on form)
Valence(s): 3
Neodymium was isolated by von Welsbach in 1885. Along with other Lanthanides, it can be found in the minerals monazite and bastnasite. Neodymium colours glass in a variety of shades. Glass coloured by Neodymium is used in Astronomy and in the production of lasers as a substitute for ruby.
[LM] {RW}

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