Apatite-(Caf), Quartz, Albite, Muscovite
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Purple Apatite is by far the most desirable of all colors of Apatite, and is for all intents and purpose, the most difficult to obtain. This piece features a few, sharp, translucent, lustrous, rich purple, tabular crystals of Apatite associated with Quartz, Albite, Muscovite and even a small patch of light green Fluorite! The largest Apatite crystal measures 1.1 cm across. A lovely miniature specimen of this rare shade of Apatite. This specimen was mined in 1995, when some of the most vivid purple Apatites came out of Pakistan.