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Need help for identification

Posted by Mr Farooq  
Mr Farooq July 15, 2012 05:34PM
this mineral is from northen area shegar pakistan.colour is lit purple 3 things in my mind some peoples says its flourite some says appatite & few says polosite
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Rob Woodside July 15, 2012 06:24PM
Looks like an out of focus fluorite. What is polosite?
Maggie Wilson July 15, 2012 07:13PM
Rob: pollucite?
Rob Woodside July 15, 2012 07:22PM
Thanks Maggie, I doubt that it is pollucite.
Peter Haas July 15, 2012 07:47PM
Morphology is best recognized in the first picture: Base shape is an octahedron, whose faces are capped by three-sided pyramids, and this is combined with a cube that truncates the corners into flat eight-sided faces. On the photo you look straight on one of the octahedron edges. Isometric (though slightly distorted) and therefore possibly fluorite.

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Peter Slootweg July 15, 2012 07:49PM
I think Rob is right. It looks like fluorite to me too. Color and clarity makes pollucite unlikely.
Owen Lewis (2) July 16, 2012 01:26AM
Me for Fluorite too (as a guess). Here's a pic of a small Fluorite xtl in a Topaz host that sort of chimes:

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Mr Farooq July 18, 2012 06:00PM
thank you very much for helping me.
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