|| Fluorapatite (Apatite CaF) on Muscovite
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
6.6 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
A fine, bright and glassy Apatite CaF sits esthetically in a nest of Muscovite. From the high elevation locality of Xuebaoding best known for great Scheelites, these are now very hard to find in such good condition. The main crystal is over 2 CM across (this is large for the locality) and has excellent pink-violet color. Strongly fluorescent and gemmy, a very attractive example.