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Turquoise Psm Apatite

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Turquoise Psm Apatite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Baviacora Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 1.2 × 1 cm
Description

Sharp prismatic crystal of apatite completely replaced by light blue turquoise, a nice and highly sought after pseudomorphs that are rarely available for sale. Good representative Mexican example that is difficult to obtain.

Ex Iván Blanco collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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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