Carbonate-Fluorapatite on Feldspar
Sapo Mine, Goiabera, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 21.7 x 19.0 x 9.0 cm
This is a monstrous plate with sharp, deeply colored crystals to 3.5 cm in size all over it! It is very richly colored, and balanced in the spread of the crystals. This is MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE in person, but it is so hard to capture the qualities such a large specimen on camera. The close-ups at least convey how good the individual crystals are. It is one of the best large specimens to have come from the find, I would say, and one of the absolute richest single specimens in terms of surface coverage.