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Carbonate-rich Apatite

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A variety of Apatite

Synonyms pertaining to undifferentiated carbonate-bearing apatites are listed in this file.

Crystals short to long hexagonal prisms [0001], with {1010} and {1011} dominant; also thick tabular {0001}, frequently in the crystals of hydrothermal origin in pegmatites and veins, with {1010}, relatively large {0001}, and often also {1011} or low pyramids. Massive, coarse granular to compact. Globular or reniform at times with a sub-fibrous, scaly, or imperfectly columnar structure or as fibrous crusts (especially in Carbonate-apatite).

Occurs extensively as nodules in phosphatic rock; as crusts on Chlorapatite; in crevices in Sodalite rock; in guano-derived deposits; as zonal overgrowths on Apatite-(CaF); and as crusts in pegmatites.


Classification of Carbonate-rich Apatite

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References for Carbonate-rich Apatite

Reference List:
Sandberger (1870) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: 308 (as Kollophan).

Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 808 (as Collophanite).

Chirvinsky (1906) Ann. Géol. Min. Russie: 8: 251, 256 (as Carbapatit).

Chirvinsky (1911) Jb. Min.: II: 61, 71 (as Kurskite).

Brauns (1916) Jb. Min., Beil.-Bd.: 41: 60 (as carbonatapatit).

Chirvinsky (1919) Mat. for Knowl. of Nat. Prod. Forces of Russia, Petrograd, no. 30 (as Kurskite).

Bøggild (1920) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 55: 417.

Rogers (1922) American Journal of Science: 3: 269 (as Collophane).

Washington (1929) American Mineralogist: 14P: 369.

McConnell (1935) American Mineralogist: 20: 693.

McConnell (1938) American Journal of Science: 36: 296.

McConnell and Gruner (1940) American Mineralogist: 25: 157.

de Villiers (1942) American Journal of Science: 240: 443.

Hutton and Seelye (1942) Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand: 72, part 3: 191.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 879-889.

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