Carbonate-Fluorapatite With Muscovite and Feldspar
Sapo Mine, Goiabera, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.1 x 11.3 x 5.9 cm
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A beautiful large specimen with a solid covering of apatite all the way around, completely covering hte rocky core of the piece on all sides. From the apatite, little pink feldspars have grown out! Although individually the crystals are smallish (1 to 1.5 cm), the carpet of them is exceedingly rich and so the piece is very colorful as a result. It is a large impressive specimen, that is better in person. I am pricing the few specimens with complete coverage, you will note, lower by far than those with isolated crystals. This simply reflects my own taste, and does not diminish the value of these relatively bargain-priced specimens of this sort. This is similar to APA19, although this one is without the damage and is nearly pristine.