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Altisite (tan), Olenii Creek, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia FOV 1cm
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Massif, Olen Brook Apatite Deposit. “Found in core from a 470 m drill hole in pegmatitic rocks in the SW part of the Khibiny Massif…associated with aegirine, shcherbakovite, tinaksite, Mg-astrophyllite, nefedovite, villiaumite, natrite, and rasvumite. …Colorless, transparent, occurs as anhedral grains to 3 mm diameter, in the interstices of pectolite crystals…”1 Dimity Belakovsky of the Fersman Museum in Moscow says that he knows only one specimen and that is the type specimen which is in the Fersman Museum in Moscow. 1 Dana's New Mineralogy, 8th edition, Gaines et. al.,1997, p.1536.