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Fluorapatite on Calcite

#AH53575

Fluorapatite on Calcite

#AH53575
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Phlogopite No. 1, Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area, Russia
Tagged
phosphate

Elegant simplicity describes this greenish blue gemmy Fluorapatite crystal nestled in a pale peach colored Calcite. The crystal is 1.2cm with a nice termination.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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