Miniature, 4.7 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Sapo mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Perched high on a matrix of crystallized, lustrous, white albite is an elegantly beveled, equant, glassy and translucent, forest green crystal of apatite measuring 2.5 cm across. Smaller gemmy crystals of apatite are also present. The lower right side of the main crystal is slightly contacted where it grew against matrix but this does not affect the overall quality of the specimen. Very nice miniature from this now-famous find of 2007