• FLUORAPATITE ON ORTHOCLASE
  • FLUORAPATITE ON ORTHOCLASE
  • FLUORAPATITE ON ORTHOCLASE
  • FLUORAPATITE ON ORTHOCLASE
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FLUORAPATITE ON ORTHOCLASE

$2,500.00   €2,224  £1,990.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC7901
A spectacular terminated yellow-cream Orthoclase crystal with colour-zoned Fluorapatite crystals from Chywoon quarry in the Carnmenellis Granite pluton, at Mabe near to Falmouth in Cornwall. The Orthoclase termination and two of the prism faces are coated in a very thin veneer of orangey-buff Orthoclase with a rough texture over which are scattered hundreds of micro crystals of pale blue-green Fluorapatite, plus several terminated Quartz crystals to 8 mm.  Close to the Orthoclase termination are three large, lustrous sea-green Fluorapatite crystals to 9 x 9 mm, displaying zoning and mirror bright pinacoid faces.  Four patches of lustrous cream Orthoclase show where Fluorapatite crystals have become detached while in situ in the pegmatite pockets.

Details

Dimensions
12.8 × 5.4 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Chywoon Quarry, Mabe, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorapatite, Orthoclase

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