6.5 x 3 x 1.75 inches
Largest Apatite crystal is 1 cm
900 grams or 2 pounds
Golconda Mine, Brazil
Apatite is a mineral that should be a part of every collection. This fine example of blue apatite crystals on matrix hails from the Golconda Mine in Brazil. The apatite crystals are defined and sharp, showcasing textbook quality hexagonal shape, with a smooth, deep blue color. The crystals contrast nicely with the massive orthoclase feldspar matrix, with a pleasant cream color. This cabinet size piece weighs 2 pounds, and is quite busy featuring over a dozen crystals of apatite. Blue apatite only comes from a handful of localities in the world, and fine crystals are often cut or made into jewelry. The aesthetic color contrast and generous mineralization make for a great display piece.