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Quartz With Fluorapatite & Microcline

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Quartz With Fluorapatite & Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Darrah I Pech, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 4.5 × 1.7 cm
Description

 A superb and aesthetic specimen of well doubly terminated  blue quatz incombination with flourapatite hosts to well terminated microcline.The blue coloration is due to tourmaline inclusion in pegmatites.

Undamaged perfect specimen.

A really nice captivating specimen.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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