Apatite-(Caf), Muscovite, Quartz
Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm
This recent find of apatite crystals from the Sapo Mine of Brazil caused a major stir at the major mineral shows. This is from an older find, nearby. This most excellent and very aesthetic specimen features a fat, highly lustrous, partially gemmy, 3.2 x 3.2 cm, olive-green apatite crystal front and center on the iron-stained, quartz matrix. A superbly placed and highly complimentary, pseudo-hexagonal muscovite book directly behind the apatite is striking. Highly representative of the species and find.