Apatite-(Caf), Adularia
Mawi pegmatite, Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm
In a shallow crease in the middle of this specimen of adularia is a cluster of very gemmy and lustrous crystals of sought-after purple apatite! This is a rare association specimen! In person, the apatite is a lot glassier and the lavender color really jumps out at you.