Panasquiera, Portugal
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
A most unusual apatite from this once productive locality, with the unusual feature of several layers of concentric growth. This is something you often see from here, in crude form, but seldom so sharply defined, and with such contrasting colors! It looks like it has an eyeball in the middle! The apatite is complete all around, composed of 2 sidecar crystals and the one major crystal. It is far more impressive in person, and is one of the most unique Panasquiera apatites I have seen, in style. This piece hits you with its unusual style, and to me is one of the most sexy miniature sized apatites I have seen, if not the most pricey