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Hydroxylapatite from
Ødegården apatite mines, Bamble, Telemark, Norway

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Hydroxylapatite
Formula:Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Comments:Morton & Catanzaro (1964) states that hydroxylapatite is a product of metasomatosis of the primary chlorapatite. Chlorapatite usualy being transparent golden-yellow, while hydroxylapatite usaly is yellowish-white, bone like.

Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Morton, R.D. & Cantanzaro,E.J. (1964): Stable chlorine isotope abundances in apatites from Ødegårdens Verk, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 44, 307-313; Griffin, W.L., Amli, R. & Heier, K.S. (1972): Whitlockite and apatite from lunar rock 14310 and from Ødegården, Norway. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters, 15, 53-58 (table 1)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Hydroxylapatite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ødegården apatite mines, Bamble, Telemark, Norway
Nearest other occurrences of Hydroxylapatite
11.6km (7.2 miles) Valberg Quarry, Valberg, Kragerø, Telemark, Norway
 
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