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Apatite On Mica

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Apatite On Mica

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Description
Locality: 
Colcerrow Quarry, Lanlivery, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2 × 3 × 1 cm
Description

Crystalline mica which has many tiny apatite crystals to 1.5 mm siting on the terminations.

From the late Nick Talbot collection, label attached.

Pretty specimen.

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

Mica

Group Parent: 
Mica Group
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