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Apatite Group

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Member of:Apatite Supergroup


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

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Relationship of Apatite Group to other Species

Member of:Apatite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

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Group Members:
Alforsite 
Ba
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Bellite 
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
,CrO
 
4
, SiO
 
2
)
 
3
Cl
Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite 
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
(F,O)
Chlorapatite 
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Fluorapatite 
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Hydroxylapatite 
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
Hydroxylapatite-M 
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
Hydroxylpyromorphite 
Pb
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
Johnbaumite 
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
Johnbaumite-M 
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
Manganapatite 
Mimetite 
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Mimetite-2M 
Mimetite-M 
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Miyahisaite 
(Sr,Ca)
 
2
Ba
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Mn-bearing Fluorapatite 
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(F,Cl,OH) or Ca
 
5
([P,Mn
5+
 
]O
 
4
)
 
3
(F,Cl,OH)
Oxypyromorphite 
Pb
 
10
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
O
Pieczkaite 
Mn
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Pyromorphite 
Pb
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Stronadelphite 
Sr
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Svabite 
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Turneaureite 
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
Unnamed (F-analogue of Pyromorphite) 
Pb
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Unnamed (OH-analogue of Mimetite) 
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
Vanadinite 
Pb
 
5
(VO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl

Other Names for Apatite Group

Synonyms:
Pyromorphite SubgroupSvabite Group
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Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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