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Calcioferrite Montgomeryite & Apatite

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Calcioferrite Montgomeryite & Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Moculta Phosphate Quarry, Angaston, Barossa Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.9 × 2 cm
Description

Small lemon yellow clusters of calcioferrite with whitish to colourless clusters of montgomeryite and botyroidal white apatite groups

Mineral Data
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Calcioferrite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)·7H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Battenberg, Grünstadt-Land, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Montgomeryite

Formula: 
Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.25
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA

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
Earthstones Australia

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