Black, Brownish Black, Brown, Brownish Yellow, Yellowish
Aeschinite, Blomstrandine, Blomstrandinite, Eschynite, Priorite,Syn., Priorite,Taiyite
Aeschynite is often radioactive. Found in pegmatite and placer deposits. Mineral specimens can be cleaned with dilute acid. Aeschynite is named after the Greek word for shame because early chemists were unable to distinguish the components that made up the crystal.