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Fluorapatite & Crandallite

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Fluorapatite & Crandallite

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Description
Locality: 
Gentil Claim, Mendes Pimentel, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

several white and light pink apatite crystals on pseudocubes of cream crandallite and albite; self collected on 2004

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

Crandallite

Formula: 
CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·H2O
Strunz: 
8.BL.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Brooklyn Mine, Silver City, Tintic District, East Tintic Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USA
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