Apatite

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Apatite
Imilchil, Higher Atlas, Morocco

Item-No.: MIN6036
Price: 49.00 EUR 
Apatite
Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

Item-No.: MIN0052
Price: 990.00 EUR 

Synonyms:  Fluor-apatite, Apatite-(CaF), Chlor-fluorapatite, Mangualdite, Oxyapatite, Nauruite, Voelckerite
Classification:  Phosphates, Apatite Supergroup > Apatite Group. Apatite as single mineral not recognised by IMA
Chemical formula:  Nomenclature for group of: Fluorapatite, Chlorapatite, Hydroxylapatite, Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Crystal system:  Hexagonal
Density (g/cm3):  3,18
Tenacity:  Brittle
Cleavage:  Poor/Indistinct, Indistinct (0001) and (1010)
Fracture:  Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
Hardness (Mohs):  5
Colour:  Colorles to white when pure, also green, blue, pink, yellow, brown, violet, purple
Lustre:  Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
Streak:  White
Application:  Source of phosphorus, fertilizer in agricultural industry

 


 

 


 

 
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