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Fluorapatite

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Fluorapatite

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Description
Locality: 
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Lustrous pale green tabular fluorapatite crystals, up to 1.8 cm wide, associated with muscovite.  Notice how the beautiful fluorescence brings out the chemical zoning of the crystals.  Ex-Great Canadian Mineral specimen (label).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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