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Fluorapatite

#BN47627

Fluorapatite

#BN47627
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Medina pegmatite field, Pedra Azul dist., Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Large prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with beveled terminations. There are three large crystals in a divergent group. The largest crystal is 3cm and the others are close to that. Minor abrasions to the terminations. Yellowish tan color, gemmy in places.

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 Nichols Collection

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