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Fluorapatite On Muscovite

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Fluorapatite On Muscovite

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Description
Locality: 
Chumar Bakhoor, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.20cm
Description

Highly lustrous, light pink coloured fluorapatite crystals on muscovite and chlorite matrix. Some crystals are damaged at the rear side, but it is not visible at the main display position.

Acquired in 2000. Ex. Dr. Bob Janssens specimen, #763.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluorapatite

Formula: 
Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Muscovite

Formula: 
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.15
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White

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