Apatite, Albite
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
A fine and uncommon Brazilian miniature of a 2.0 cm, gemmy and lustrous, purplish-blue, apatite crystal angled on the front of a sculptural cluster of lustrous, snow-white albite crystals. This excellent combination piece is from Nova Lima. Apatites of this color and quality from Nova Lima are rare and highly desirable. Ex. Michel Jactat Collection.