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Fluorapatite, Harding Mine, Taos Co., New Mexico

28.11.2016

Blue-green fluorapatite in a Harding pegmatite groundmass consisting of quartz and muscovite schist.  From the Harding Mine, near Dixon, Taos Co., New Mexico.  The fluorapatite shows a bright yellow fluorescent response under short wave UV, and pale yellow under long wave.  The size of this piece is 58.8 x 36.5 x 27.1 mm, and it weighs 72 grams.

 

A former beryllium/lithium mine, the Harding Mine is now owned by the University of New Mexico, and collecting is by permit only.

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