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Apatite

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Ghandahab Valley, Mohmand Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3 × 1.6 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater, the faces are lustrous all around. It shows inclusions of aktinolite, some areas are opac and very dark, specially at the lower half. Other areas in the center are very light and translucent. We show 2 photos under daylight and two with moderately backlight to make this effect visble. Also the aktinolite crystals are highly lustrous, overall a very uncommon specimen, which shows lot of inetersting details and which looks much better in person. The termination is sharp all around and there are no significant damages to report.

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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