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Fluorapatite with Calcite and Muscovite

#PD32332

Fluorapatite with Calcite and Muscovite

#PD32332
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 7 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco dist., Portugal
Tagged
phosphate

Large, gorgeous and gemmy green Fluorapatite crystals to 1.8cm with seven smaller scatted about the Muscovite and Calcite matrix. Excellent specimen from the Phillips collection.

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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