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Apatite Group

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A subgroup of calcium and strontium phosphate minerals within the Apatite Supergroup.

"Apatite" is the generic name for the members of the series and group which have not been differentiated into specific species through analytical methods and was the name commonly used in the past. Older synonyms for undifferentiated apatites are listed under the Apatite file.

Classification of Apatite Group URL:
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Relationship of Apatite Group to other Species

Group Members:
Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl
Bellite Pb5(AsO4,CrO4,SiO4)3Cl
Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Chlorapatite Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Fluorapatite Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Hydroxylapatite-M Ca5(PO4)3OH
Hydroxylpyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3(OH)
Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3OH
Johnbaumite-M Ca5(AsO4)3OH
Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Miyahisaite (Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F
Mn-bearing Fluorapatite (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Oxypyromorphite Pb10(PO4)6O
Pieczkaite Mn5(PO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Stronadelphite Sr5(PO4)3F
Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F
Turneaureite Ca5(AsO4)3Cl
Unnamed (F-analogue of Pyromorphite) Pb5(PO4)3F
Unnamed (OH-analogue of Mimetite) Pb5(AsO4)3(OH)
Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl

Other Names for Apatite Group

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Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Apatite Group

Reference List:
Pasero, M., Kampf, A. R., Ferraris, C., Pekov, I. V., Rakovan, J. and White, T. J. (2010): Nomenclature of the apatite supergroup minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy 22, 163-179.

Hughes, J.M. & Rakovan, J.F. (2015). Structurally robust, chemically diverse: apatite and apatite supergroup minerals. Elements 11, 165-170.

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Localities for Apatite Group

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