Anapaite with Barite

Anapaite
Calcium Iron Phosphate, Ca2Fe(PO4)2.4(H2O)
Crystal System: Ticlinic
Hardness: 3.5
Density: 2.8

Anapaite is exhibits distinct transparent, vitreous, greenish to greenish white tabular crystals which form in crusts and rosette-like aggregates. Occurrences of anapaite are reported from Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Russia; Lerida, Spain; Hesse, Germany; Grafton County, New Hampshire and a drill hole in Kings County, California.

Barite
Barium Sulfate, BaSO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 2.5-3.5
Density: 4.48

Barite is a widespread, relatively common mineral which forms under low to moderate temperature conditions in hydrothermal veins. It is also found in sedimentary rocks as replacements, veins and cavity fillings formed by hypogene or meteoric solutions.


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