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Zinnwaldite & Apatite

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Zinnwaldite & Apatite

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Description
Locality: 
Jose Pinto Mine, Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 6.6 × 5.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.30cm
Weight: 
70.00gr
Description

Particular specimen from Brazil with an aesthetic association of zinnwaldite in a nodule of big crystals of excellent brightness and apatite in good crystals in a dark green color. Zinnwaldite is a variety of muscovite rich in lithium.

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

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