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Turquoise ps after Apattie

#50655

Turquoise ps after Apattie

#50655
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Baviacora, Sonora, Mexico
Tagged
phosphate , copper

A most interesting pseudomorph of Turquoise after prismatic apatite. Some of the prism forms and termination are evident.

Turquoise

Formula
CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Concretionary, Massive, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Waxy 
Color
blue, blue green, green, green gray, light blue 
Streak
pale bluish white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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