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Fluorapatite

#DH40572

Fluorapatite

#DH40572
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
King Lithia mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

The King Lithia mine is one of the few pegmatites in the Black Hills where good crystals of Fluorapatite can be found. They are typically prismatic, lustrous and purple. This specimen has a cluster of purple crystals as wells as several smaller in cleavelandite Albite matrix.

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
Hess Collection

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