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Fluorapatite var. Saamite (REE-Sr-Apatite) from Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

 
Fluorapatite var. Saamite (REE-Sr-Apatite) from Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

DESCRIPTION:No. 16255
Mineral:Fluorapatite var. Saamite (REE-Sr-Apatite)
Locality:Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Description:Terminated crystal of translucent saamite (REE-Sr-Apatite) without any matrix. Though saamite is often identified as belovite, local geologist actually consider this mineral to be fluorapatite (Pekov, 2000). The best specimen available of this find.
Overall Size:17x13x11 mm
Crystals:17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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