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Apatite Psm Tarbuttite & Hemimorphite

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Apatite Psm Tarbuttite & Hemimorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, Karas Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 7.9 × 6.7 cm
Weight: 
186.00gr
Description

Colourless crystals of bladed Apatite pseudomorphose after Tarbuttite with transparent Hemimorphite  The specimen is coated with white powdery material that may be hydrozincite. Photos in natural light and UV SW.

Hemimorphite fluoresces blue and apatite green

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Tarbuttite

Formula: 
Zn2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

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