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Apatite

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Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Golconda Pegmatite, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.8 × 1.2 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater, all faces are highly lustrous and the main crystal is double terminated. The color is intense royal blue, photos were done under daylight! Looks great in various positions contrast with minor cleavelandite is really nice. All faces show perfect luster!

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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