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Fluorcaphite

#BM40995

Fluorcaphite

#BM40995
Availability
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Size
4 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
SrCaCa3(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Koashva Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
phosphate

All of the pale green sugary crystalline grains in this specimen are fluorcaphite. Fluorcaphite is a rare strontium phosphate belonging to the apatite group.

Type Locality, EDS Confirmed

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

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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