Catalogue number #1478
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite and Muscovite on Albite
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pretty blue, transparent apatite crystals reaching 2mm contrast well with the associated white microcrystalline bertrandite, transparent yellow muscovite and white albite matrix. The apatite crystals are double terminated and some show weak zoning. In excellent condition and good aesthetics. Note that the back of the specimen is cleaved ablite (not sawn).