Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is a single, barrel shaped crystal of lustrous and partially translucent rich blue apatite. This classic old mine gave up only a few pockets of this material, grudgingly, and spread over many years. This is from a particularly fine find of circa 2000. It is a large crystal for this style, and is beautiful in person.