Apatite-(Caf), Muscovite
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This is a single, isolated, 105-gram pink apatite crystal of superb glassy luster and a rich pink color you could rank among the top coloration of this material. It came out of Nagar about 7 years ago. Few nice pink apatites from this region form in such size, few form isolated standalone crystals, and mostly they are little crystals in a big matrix of muscovite. This is a very fine miniature, with just a bit of muscovite matrix for accent. It is undamaged on the display face.