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DescriptionApophyllite is a mineral classic. Although not that well-known by the general public, apophyllite is quite popular among mineral collectors. It has beauty, pastel colors, a bright luster, interesting well formed habits, and unusual associations with other exotic minerals. Unfortunately, apophyllite is not a mineral! Not officially at least. Apophyllite is a general term for three official minerals that are similar in their chemistry and physical properties. Apophyllite is not the only non-mineral that this has happened to; see these non-minerals: apatite, olivine, serpentine and chlorite.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2002-02-07.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1506.
Key wordsApophyllite
Tech details648 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60 mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2256