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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 28 April 2017 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including belovite-(ce), and fluorcaphite and more from places like Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia, and Koashva Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.

Belovite-(Ce)

with Steenstrupine, Serandite & Ussingite - #BN46816
Locality
Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia 
Formula
NaCeSr3(PO4)3
Availability
Available
Price
$55.00
Size
6.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , REE mineral  

Faint yellow bladed or prismatic crystals to 3mm in an area of 1.5 x 1cm with dark red to black Steenstrupine as formless 5-8mm crystals and pink Serandite all in Ussingite matrix.


Belovite-(Ce)

Formula
NaCeSr3(PO4)3
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
honey yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

Fluorcaphite

#BN46864
Locality
Koashva Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia 
Formula
SrCaCa3(PO4)3
Availability
Available
Price
$45.00
Size
4 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Tannish orange crystalline grains. Fluorcaphite is basically a strontium apatite.


Fluorcaphite

Formula
SrCaCa3(PO4)3
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Subhedral Crystals, Prismatic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
light yellow, bright yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
Special Info
Type Locality

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