Turquoise After Apatite
La Caridad Mine, La Caridad, Mun. de Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora, Mexico
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Ken Roberts
This sharp specimen is one of the finest single crystals I have seen in watching these trickle out for about a dozen years. It has exceptional sharpness, whereas most are rounded; and it also has a great surface luster, where most are matte finish. The even coloration and deep saturation also add to its qualities, and make it stand out from the others I have seen - many bigger, but not finer. From the noted pseudomorph collection of Ken Roberts. This is a rare replacement pseudomorph. Joe Budd photos