Apatite-(Caf), Muscovite
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Nagar has certainly been one of the most productive areas for specimens in the modern age of mineral collecting. Some of the finest quality Apatite specimens come from the various pegmatites in the Pakistani Himalayas, especially the pieces from Nagar. This specimen features several sharp, glassy, gemmy, light pink prismatic crystals of Apatite measuring up to 1.1 cm associated with dark crystals of Muscovite. A few associated Feldspar crystals for a final touch.