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Fluorapatite with Elbaite
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.3 x 4.3 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
new year 2021

A very fine, super colorful and very unusual Apatite from the famed Pederneira Mine. The Apatite crystals show several generations of growth and color zoning quite different from the tourmaline the mine is famed for. This specimen also has a bi-colored, doubly terminated Elbaite crystal on the backside that is 4.7 CM long, a nice addition. The Apatites have sharp flat terminations and colors zones in purple, blue, orange-red and some dark green. These also show well some selective growth and etching with areas of re-crystallization. This makes for a complex and especially interesting presentation that looks fine from several angles. Excellent condition with no damage, this is the best Apatite I have seen from Pederneira, and would be a fine piece from anyplace. Vividly fluorescent with a zoned responses corresponding with the daylight color areas.




Fluorapatite with Elbaite
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.3 x 4.3 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
new year 2021

A very fine, super colorful and very unusual Apatite from the famed Pederneira Mine. The Apatite crystals show several generations of growth and color zoning quite different from the tourmaline the mine is famed for. This specimen also has a bi-colored, doubly terminated Elbaite crystal on the backside that is 4.7 CM long, a nice addition. The Apatites have sharp flat terminations and colors zones in purple, blue, orange-red and some dark green. These also show well some selective growth and etching with areas of re-crystallization. This makes for a complex and especially interesting presentation that looks fine from several angles. Excellent condition with no damage, this is the best Apatite I have seen from Pederneira, and would be a fine piece from anyplace. Vividly fluorescent with a zoned responses corresponding with the daylight color areas.