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Whitlockite on Carbonate Apatite

#42992

Whitlockite on Carbonate Apatite

#42992
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca9Mg(PO4)6(PO3OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate

Rhombic crystals of Whitlockite less than 1mm overgrown on yellow carbonate apatite.

Whitlockite

Formula
Ca9Mg(PO4)6(PO3OH) 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Rhombohedral Crystals, Tabular, Pistolitic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
colorless, gray, gray white, yellowish, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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