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Fluorapatite

#BN47224

Fluorapatite

#BN47224
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Deep green lustrous crystals. The largest crystal is 2cm.

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
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

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