Bertrandite, Apatite-(Caf)
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm
Superb specimen of Bertrandite crystals laced with Fluorapatites. The Bertandites are fabulous hexagonal tabular to barrel-shaped crystals that are gemmy and clear with perfect luster. The Fluorapatites are purple and gemmy tabular crystals that average about 3 cm in size, and course throughout the specimen in very attractive veins that add much to the overall aesthetics of the specimen.