Sapo mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.4 x 10.2 x 6.8 cm
Sparkling, white albite is the host for several discrete crystals of apatite, to 2.0 cm across. They are strikingly isolated on this well-trimmed vertical matrix. Most of the crystals exhibit tabular form, and are doubly terminated, glassy and translucent with a dark forest green color. This is definitely a dramatic apatite specimen and exemplifies the qualities that mark this now-famous 2007 pocket.