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Smoky Quartz & Apatite

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Smoky Quartz & Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Galenstock, Furka Pass Area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 7 × 3.7 cm
Description

A very nice specimen with some smoky quartz crystals on bright matrix. The main crystal is doubly terminated. On the matrix you can also find small adularia crystals and one highly lustrous apatite of up to 5 mm length. An undamaged specimen with very good construction, the backside was extracted from the rock. From a new find in summer 2017.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Apatite

Synonym Of: 

Chlorapatite

Formula: 
Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
5.0

Fluorapatite

Formula: 
Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
5.0

Hydroxylapatite

Formula: 
Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
5.0
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5
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