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Beryl Var Vorobyevite With Apatite

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Beryl Var Vorobyevite With Apatite

New finds Cesium-rich beryl

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Description
Locality: 
Deo Darrah, Khash & Keran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
1.9 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.10cm
Description

 A very unusual  and aesthetic specimen of cesium-rich beryl variety Vorobyevite (Rosterite) with gemmy pink mineral probably apatite? .

These materials were appeared only once in tourmaline mine located in

 Deo Darrah (Valley of Jin) , Khash & Keran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Streak: 
White

Vorobyevite

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Hardness: 
0.0

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