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Fluorapatite

#RS58917

Fluorapatite

#RS58917
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Yates mine, Sandy Creek, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada
Tagged
phosphate

Apatites from this locality are some of the best in the world for their size and color. This piece is lustrous brown with a green 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
RC Stamberg Collection

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