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Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

 
Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

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Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine

DESCRIPTION:No. 76303
Mineral:Fluorapatite var. Purple Apatite
Locality:Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite, Oxford County, Maine
Description:Large single crystal of bi-colored fluorapatite with no matrix attached. The fluorapatite crystal is tabular hexagonal form, and has deep purple outer zone with greenish core zone. Small gray muscovite mica crystals are on the fluorapatite faces. Collected in 1966 by Terry Szenics
Overall Size:12x11x7 mm
Crystals:12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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