Apatite "Tower"
Tormiq, Skardu, Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
This specimen is comprised of many euhedral, highly lustrous, white to colorless, crystals of apatite, with muscovite in the interstitial spaces. The crystals are generally uniform in size, averaging 1.25 cm across. They stack one upon the other to make a "tower" of crystals that displays really magnificently and is most unusual for an apatite. Complete all around, 360 degrees!