Carbonate-Rich Apatite-(Caf) (Var: Francolite)
Fowey Consols (Wheals Treasure; Fortune; Chance; Polharmon; Lanescot), Tywardreath, Par Area, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm
This is a rich plate of the micro-crystalline, carbonate-rich apatite variety known as francolite, first identified in England and represented in an English specimen here, from Cornwall. Through a loupe, you will recognize the familiar apatite form in the crystals. Very hard to obtain!