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Fluorapatite on Albite (ex Irv Brown Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S MINERAL AUCTION - MINIATURES AND THUMBNAILS FROM THE COLLECTION of IRV BROWN - ends January 3, 2019

Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.6 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm

Description:Here we have a lovely large miniature / small cabinet specimen of these well-known deep green Apatites from the famous find at the Sapo mine in 2004. These crystals have a unique appearance with compressed prismatic form and deep greenish-black color, but are nearly colorless on the edges. Beautiful, very well-crystallized, lustrous off-white Albite plays host to the Apatites. Very showy, three-dimensional and the piece sits beautifully on its own without the aid of a base or clay! The largest Apatite measures 2.1 cm. No damage and fine quality. Priced at $1,800. It appears that Sapo may never produce these incredible specimens of these unusual Apatites again.

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