Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm
Imilchil, High Atlas Mts, Er Rachidia, Meknes Region, Morocco

Apatite from Imilchil is generally small and frankly has not interested me much before. This choice, robust, complete crystal is unusual for its size and geometric perfection. I very much like the extra beveled faces at the termination. From new finds of November-December 2010, this was one of the largest intact, complete crystals available at the Tucson show of 2011. Joe Budd Photos