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Carbonate-fluorapatite Mineral Data

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General Carbonate-fluorapatite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 486.82 gm
   Calcium     41.16 %  Ca   57.60 % CaO
   Phosphorus  15.91 %  P    36.45 % P2O5
   Carbon       1.23 %  C     4.52 % CO2
   Oxygen      37.79 %  O
   Fluorine     3.90 %  F     3.90 % F
                 -   %   F    -1.64 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.82 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca5(PO4)2.5(CO3)0.5F
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary and skarn rocks. Discredited by Mineralogical Record, v39:131
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2008 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
Help on Locality: Locality: Wheal Franco, Devonshire, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the carbonate and fluorine end-member and from the Greek apatao - "I am misleading."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Carbonate-fluorapatite + Pronunciation Say CARBONATE-FLUORAPATITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Apatite
  Collophane
  Dehrnite
  Francolite
  ICSD 71854
  Lewistonite
  PDF 31-267
 

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  Carbonate-fluorapatite   Apatite

Comments: Pink, colliform carbonate-fluorapatite on matrix.
Location: Tip Top mine, Custer, Custer County, South Dakota, USA. Scale: Size Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Carbonate-fluorapatite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.73689
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.346, c = 6.887, Z = 2; V = 520.97 Den(Calc)= 3.10
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.692(1), 2.79(0.55), 2.24(0.45),
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Physical Properties of Carbonate-fluorapatite

Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Whitish.
Help on Density: Density: 3.12
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pulverulent - Forms a loose, poorly-coherent powdery mass.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Carbonate-fluorapatite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.042 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.049 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2087,KPDmeas= 0.2074,KC= 0.199
Ncalc = 1.62
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.6155, w=1.6785, bire=0.0630.
 

Calculated Properties of Carbonate-fluorapatite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.10 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Carbonate-fluorapatite =3.12 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0008728122
Boson Index = 0.9991271878
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECarbonate-fluorapatite = 5.86 barns/electron
U=PECarbonate-fluorapatite x rElectron Density= 18.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Carbonate-fluorapatite is Not Radioactive
 

Carbonate-fluorapatite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.01.04 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.01)Apatite Group
 
41.08.01.00 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.01 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.02 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.03 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.04 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.06 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06a Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06b Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
41.08.01.07 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.08 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
41.08.01.09 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
41.08.01.10 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.08.01.11 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.12 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BN.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BN -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
 
08.BN.05 Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Clinomimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
08.BN.05 Hedyphane Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Morelandite (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH)-M! (Ca,Na)5[(P,S)O4]3(OH,Cl) P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH P 63/m 6/m
 

Other Carbonate-fluorapatite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Carbonate-fluorapatite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info
13 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Carbonate-fluorapatite

Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F
Dana No: 41.08.01.04 Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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