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Fluorapatite on Siderite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 
Fluorapatite on Siderite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fluorapatite on Siderite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorapatite on Siderite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

DESCRIPTION:No. 62421
Mineral:Fluorapatite on Siderite
Locality:Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Description:Lustrous transparent-to-translucent pale-pink fluorapatite crystals on greenish siderite. The fluorapatite crystals are tabular hexagonal form with second-order pyramidal faces on the terminations. The fluorapatite crystals fluoresce pink under SW UV. Ex. W. Frech (1913-1998) collection #618
Overall Size:24x17x10 mm
Crystals:4-9 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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