Pink Apatite With Albite
Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
If I had to guess where this fluorapatite specimen originated, my answer would be Pakistan. However, it is from a pegmatite in the heart of Minas Gerais, Brazil (as I bought it from a good source down there!). Gemmy, pinkish-purple fluorapatite crystals, to 1.5 cm across are perched on white quartz and albite along with minor muscovite.