Apatite on Albite
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Burg, Fiesch Glacier, Rhone Valley, Valais Switzerland
Ex. Alain Martaud
A choice thumbnail specimen featuring a 1.5-cm-across gem-clear apatite, perched on a few small crystals of albite. Neat association and perfect balance make this a classy thumbnail apatite, from a very unusual locality. Good Swiss apatites of any quality, let alone nice gemmy ones, are hard to come by. Ex Alain Martaud specimen. Joe Budd Photos