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Apatite & Siderite

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MGR781745

Apatite & Siderite

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Description
Locality: 
Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 3.3 × 3 cm
Description

A sharp, lustrous, milky aparite crystal set in teh center of sharp, dark brown siderite crystals. The assemble looks really aesthetic, the contrast of both minerals is very eye-catching, too. 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

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
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