Apatite, Pyrochlore
Miniature, 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Miass (Miask), Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia
A classic, old-time specimen of a sharp, euhedral, doubly terminated, hexagonal apatite crystal from a famous Russian locality - Miask, in the Ural Mountains. This pristine, hexagonal, floater, brown crystal, with low luster, has numerous small pyrochlore crystals embedded in it. One of the pyrochlores has a hexagonal outline, which could result from a section across an octahedron. There also appears to be zircon present as well. Very highly representative of this famous locale. Ex. Behier Collection and comes with an old-tirne label.