Fluorapatite


Composition: Ca5(PO4)3F
Crystal System : Hexagonal
Colours: Colourless to white
Lustre : Vitreous, sub-vitreous, resinous, greasy
Hardness (H) : 5
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 3.10-3.25

Distribution

Rare. Widespread, but sparsely so, as an accessory (detrital) mineral in the feldspathic sandstone bodies in the Tsumeb pipe, derrived from the overlying Tschudi Formation.

Occurrence

  • Country Rock