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Apatite

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Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.3 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm
Description

Wow - look at the crystal size! And this crystal is end-pointed, sharp lustrous and shows this crazy good saturation, the contrast to matrix is just wonderful. This color, this luster and dimension is outstanding! This is not just a sample, the specimen represents Russian apatite in the very best way.

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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