Miniature, 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Kerch, Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast, Ukraine

An exceptionally rich and aesthetic small miniature, of this very rare phosphate. It is found, was found rather, in the phosphate pods at this Crimean Peninsular locality, along with vivianite in fossil clam shells. However, they were always rare and most anapaite crystallized here only as thing, sparse coverages. This robust, deeply-colored crystallization is very rare and was never common even in the late 1900's heyday for the locality. Joe Budd Photos.