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Fluorapatite var. Staffelite from Staffel, Hessen, Germany (Type Locality for Staffelite)

 
Fluorapatite var. Staffelite from Staffel, Hessen, Germany (Type Locality for Staffelite)

Fluorapatite var. Staffelite from Staffel, Hessen, Germany (Type Locality for Staffelite)

Fluorapatite var. Staffelite from Staffel, Hessen, Germany (Type Locality for Staffelite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 32867
Mineral:Fluorapatite var. Staffelite
Locality:Staffel, Hessen, Germany (Type Locality for Staffelite)
Description:Translucent botryoidal apatite in a 3 mm thick layer on brown matrix. This variety is known as staffelite, once thought to be a unique mineral species, but proved in 1938 to be apatite.
Overall Size:6x5x3 cm
Crystals:3 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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