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Rutile Fluorapatite & Monazite

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Rutile Fluorapatite & Monazite

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Description
Locality: 
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small specimen with a fantastic lattice work of twinned, reticulated rutile crystals on albite/ankerite matrix with some tiny crystals of fluorapatite and one tiny crystal of monazite-Ce. The latter two minerals are very rare here. This is the newer operation called the North American Emerald Mine. A really beautiful specimen that must be seen in person!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Rutile locality, Horcajuelo de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain

Fluorapatite

Formula: 
Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Monazite

Group Parent: 
Monazite Group

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