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1 item @ $125.00  

Fluorapatite

#PD31975

Fluorapatite

#PD31975
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Unavailable
Locality
Siglo Veinte mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
Tagged
phosphate

Kind of a crusty specimen with the Pyrite and rusty red covered Quartz crytstls, but the main attraction are the white Fluorapatite crystals. The crystals measure 1cm across and there are four but mostly covered by the Pyrite. Must be an interesting paragenesis.

Fluorapatite

Formula
Ca5(PO4)3
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
blue, brown, colorless, violet, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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