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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: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.2 × 0.9 cm
Description

The specimen is sharp terminated (termination is more sharp in person) and highly lustrous all around. It shows a very light, ivory like colour. Apatite in this dimension and quality is generally very rare in entrie Alps. Today it is nearly impossible to dig at this locality, crystals in this quality and dimension are more or less unfindable.

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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