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Fluorapatite with Sphalerite

#61011

Fluorapatite with Sphalerite

#61011
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 4 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca5(PO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Huanzala mine, Bolognesi Prov., Áncash, Peru

Almost colorless, well-formed, complex hexagonal crystals to 6mm on Sphalerite and Pyrite 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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