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Gormanite Brazilianite & Apatite

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Gormanite Brazilianite & Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Excellent, very rich type locality specimen of gormanite - glossy, fir-green crystal sheaves. Some nice little greenish yellow brazillianite and colorless apatite crystals present.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gormanite

Formula: 
(Fe2+,Mg)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.45
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada

Brazilianite

Formula: 
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BK.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Córrego Frio mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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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