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Fluorapatite from Ipirá, Bahia, Brazil

Fluorapatite from Ipirá, Bahia, Brazil

Locality:Ipirá, Bahia, Brazil
Description:Large translucent green-gray hexagonal fluorapatite crystal with pyramidal termination. The fluorapatite crystal is slightly radioactive, caused by uranium- and thorium-bearing oxides in the fractures. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection, originally acquired in 1975
Overall Size:6x4.5x4 cm
Crystals:60 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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