• HYDROXYLAPATITE
  • HYDROXYLAPATITE
  • HYDROXYLAPATITE
  • HYDROXYLAPATITE
  • HYDROXYLAPATITE
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HYDROXYLAPATITE

$850.00   €763  £680.00 approx.  

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ID: CC8968
An off-matrix, sharp, perfectly terminated crystal of the rare calcium apatite mineral Hydroxylapatite from the classic Norwegian locality of Oksøyekollen quarry at Snarum in Norway.  The chalky-white crystal has a slightly rough surface texture which gives it a non-lustrous, matt appearance.  A smaller Hydroxylapatite crystal has developed within the main crystal in parallel growth and emerges as a 1 x 1.1 cm termination out of one of the main crystal’s termination faces.  The smaller crystal has a pyramidal hexagonal termination whereas the main crystal has a flat pinacoid face.  An excellent example of this unusual mineral, interesting also in that over fifty percent of human bone is composed of this species.

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Rare Minerals
Locality
Oksoyekollen, Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Hydroxylapatite

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