Apatite-(Caf), Fluorite, Quartz
Aqshatau Mine, Aqshatau (Akchatau; Akschatau; Akchataul), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm
This is an excellent representative example from this rare and desirable pocket of GEMMY blue apatite perched on deep puple fluorite octohedra, found perhaps 15 years or so ago (I still remember seeing them labeled as aquamarine at the time!). None have been found since, and they are quite rare on the market now. 6.5 x 4.1 x 3 cm