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Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite from GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine

 
Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite from GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite from GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite from GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite from GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine

DESCRIPTION:No. 68325
Mineral:Fluorapatite var. Manganapatite
Locality:GE No. 2 Pollucite Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine
Description:Translucent green hexagonal fluorapatite crystal in quartz-albite matrix. The fluorapatite crystal fluoresces yellow under SW UV illumination. New England mineral collectors frequently mislabel these as manganapatite, an invalid mineral species. See article in Rocks and Minerals, Nov.-Dec. 1987, pp. 401
Overall Size:4x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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