Sapo mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm

Nestled in a vug of lustrous, white albite is a cluster of apatite crystals, to 2.4 cm across. They are tabular, with the largest crystal being doubly terminated. The crystals are glassy and translucent, with a forest green color. An unfortunate contact on the side of the main crystal is not obvious when properly displaying this specimen but is nevertheless present and detracts from value - giving an excellent example from this pocket in a reduced price range if this is a compromise worth making for the collector.