Apatite on Quartz
Miniature, 5.8 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm
Panasqueira, Portugal
This specimen features a 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm apatite perched smartly atop a perfect quartz, partially enveloping the quartz termination. It is transparent, lustrous, glassy, and pristine. You couldn't have forged a better aesthetic miniature than this! In person, the apatite is more gemmy and has a faint hint of pastel color to it.