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Fluorapatite from
Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Fluorapatite
Formula:Ca5(PO4)3F
Comments:A few specimens at Yale Peabody Museum have minor amounts of granular material, isolated to aggregates a few cm across some showing hexagonal cross-sections. It does not fluoresce.
Habit:granular to subhedral hexagonal prisms
Colour:pale green to dark blue-green
Quality for species:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Yale Peabody Museum collection
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Fluorapatite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Fluorapatite
1.7km (1.1 miles) North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
3.4km (2.1 miles) Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
7.9km (4.9 miles) U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
8.5km (5.3 miles) Sky Ridge railroad cut, Hawleyville, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
9.8km (6.1 miles) Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.3km (6.4 miles) Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
12.6km (7.8 miles) Casey Quarry (Ridgefield pegmatite), Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
13.6km (8.5 miles) Interstate 84 road cuts, Brewster, Southeast Township, Putnam Co., New York, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
14.3km (8.9 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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