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Fluorapatite (carbonate rich) variety Staffelite

#PD32478

Fluorapatite (carbonate rich) variety Staffelite

#PD32478
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 3 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Iron mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
phosphate

Translucent light teal-blue botryoidal Carbonatefluorapatite covering the vuggy areas of matrix.

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.

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