Thumbnail, 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Horni Slavkov, Sokolov District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Irv Brown

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This is a very important locality specimen, that also happens to be an incredible apatite thumbnail in its own right. This is a barrel-like crystal has a cheery, robust purple color. Horni Slavkov is an ancient mining district and to be honest, I have not seen a lot of beautiful things from here. In old collections, I have seen such apatites, in the size of 5mm to 1 cm at most, and so I suspect this is a real monster. The specimen has a previous collector label, but we are unsure who it is from, and it was purchased off a dealer with no further history.

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