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Mineral Specimen #2510    Ankangite, Jamesonite, Fluorapatite Included in Quartz

Pitangui, Minas Gerais, Brazil

3.7 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm



At the base of a clear Quartz crystal, there is a jumble of included, black colored needle like crystals of the rare oxide, Ankangite. Near the ends of the Ankangite crystals there are a few small, clear, tabular crystals of Fluorapatite which occasionally have grown around the Ankangite crystals. There are also a few, scattered, small clumps of silvery colored Jamesonite intermixed with the Ankangite. There is a large conchoidal fracture on one side of the Quartz crystal. All of the crystals from this find where damaged and this is actually in pretty good condtion compared to the others. Most of the crystals were faceted.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Oxides and Hydroxides | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Phosphates | Quartz | Rare Minerals | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars