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Anapaite

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Description
Locality: 
Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.6 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm
Description

This a very contrastful specimen and features two apple-green clusters of Anapaite perched in two vugs of fossilized shells. The Anapite is transparent as well, the crystals are razorsharp and mirror bright. The specimen is so far I can see pristine. A good specimen of that phosphate.

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What's on the rock

Anapaite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CH.10
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zheleznyi Rog (Zheleznaya balka), Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Russia
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