Apatite-(Caf), Feldspar Group
Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Miniature, 6.8 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
These crystals are some of the better quality blue Apatites that Ive seen from this old Russian locality. They often remind me of the green Apatites embedded in the same pink Feldspar from near Bancroft, Canada. These crystals measure up to 4.1 cm and are rather gemmy for this locality and relatively well formed. 6.8 x 5.2 x 4.1cm