Apatite-(Caf), Quartz
Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Richard Kosnar mined the Sweet Home for a few years during the late 1970's and managed to collect some excellent specimens. This piece is from one of the first pockets that Rich opened when he started mining the Sweet Home. Apatite is rather rare in my experience from the Sweet Home mine. This specimen features a few sharp, glassy, translucent bicolor (green and colorless), doubly-terminated Apatite crystals measuring up to 6 mm sitting on "needle" Quartz matrix with minor sulfides. This piece was collected in 1977 out of a very small pocket that only produced a handful of these very hard to find Apatite specimens. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.