Apatite-(CaF) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Surgat mine, Quezi, Mohmand Agency, FATA, Pakistan
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:47:45 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A very cool, near "floater", tabular, pale lilac color crystal of Apatite from an Alpine "cleft" deposit in Pakistan. The crystal has relatively sharp faces with good luster and is complete on all sides. Some inclusions of dark green color Actinolite (var "Byssolite"), make for a nice touch. The crystal is certainly gemmy, and purple/lilac is arguably the most sought after color for the species. A great "Alpine-type" Apatite crystal from what is one of the greatest areas in the world for the material.

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