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Fluorapatite

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Description
Locality: 
Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.5 × 1.1 × 0.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

These are very small crystals, the longer one being ~ 7 mm. And they have been “lovingly” glued to Styrofoam. But that’s not noticeable except in close-up photos, and they have a nice purple color. The photos are darker/more saturated than the hand held color. But they are not too far off.

Single item shipping weight (small box with TN case) 2.9 oz. Outside the USA, this can be combined with other items for the same postage up to a total weight of 8 oz (225 g).

Within the USA, postage now varies by destination. For total weights up to 13 oz, it ranges from $4.50 to $7.00 (including packing etc). Above 13 oz (up to 16 oz), I will use “own box” Priority Mail. The rate, including packing, varies from $8 to $10.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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Seller's terms and conditions

In addition to the standard terms and conditions, please note the following. Almost all IDs are visual. While in most cases the ID is obvious, there may be cases where it is not. If you are doubtful about a particular ID, please ask for more information. Or do not bid! Similarly, if you are not sure that the specimen meets your criteria, do not bid. I have tdone the best I can with the photos. Nevertheless, if you are not happy with a specimen for any reason, I will refund the bid price – but not the shipping costs (unless the fault is clearly mine) – if the specimen is returned. This policy applies even if analysis of the specimen shows that my ID was incorrect. When in doubt, ask - or don’t bid. Note that most crystals at MSH and Varennes are micros - even if on large specimens. Please pay attention to the stated sizes. Any customs duties, fees etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.

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