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Adularia & Apatite

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Adularia & Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 4.9 × 2 cm
Description

This specimen is a miniature plate of glassy , colorless adularia crystals partially covered with green microcrystals of chlorite, on matrix.  There are also some colorless apatite crystals present that are readily spotted by their white-yellow fluorescence under LW UV.  The previous label identifies the locality as Switzerland.  

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Adularia

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6 Ortho - clase

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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