Apatite-(Caf), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
A 2.2 x 1.8 cm, gemmy and lustrous, apatite crystal is attractively set in pearlescent, bladed cleavelandite on this aesthetic specimen from an unknown mine in Brazil. The textbook, hexagonal, pink apatite has interesting color zoning and modified corners.