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Apatite Quartz & Siderite

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Apatite Quartz & Siderite

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Description
Locality: 
Kami Mine, Ayopaya Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 7.8 × 5 cm
Description

An intense pink Apatite crystal with sharp termination and highly lustrous faces exposed set on matrix. The crystal is 49mm across! It is set on sparkling quartz crystals in combination with Siderite and Sphalerite. This is very uncommon and rare material from small discoveries at Kami mine. Very aesthetic, great contrast and 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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Siderite

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

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