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Apatite

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Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Mörchnerkar, Ziller Valley, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2 × 1.2 cm
Description

A sharp termianted, well shaped floater from this famous locality. Apatite in this dimension is generally a rarity for entire Alps, the clarity and transperency of this particular specimen make it even more special. Hard to photograph, better in person.

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
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