chlorapatite


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Related to chlorapatite: Hydroxylapatite

chlorapatite

[klȯr′ap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3Cl An apatite mineral containing chlorine.
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Recall that the Sapo mine has recently yielded peculiar-looking specimens of what was at first incorrectly called chlorapatite and later identified as hydroxyl-apatite, as mottled gray-green, discoid crystals to 3 cm or so resting lightly on microcline crystals and cleavage blocks.
Associated minerals are: chlorapatite, almandine, diopside, enstatite, chlorian biotite, potassic pargasite, marialite and plagioclase.