Strontian Apatite (Fluorstrophite)
Karnasurt Mountain, Lovozersky District
3.5 x 2.8 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
new year 2021
Glassy stacked hexagonal crystals of the rare Strontium Apatite variety Fluorstrophite. These are fully translucent to slightly transparent on thin edges, and overall are very sharp. Some edges show a complex recrystallization but aside from one small chip there is no damage. This rare variety of Apatite is also known as Strontiapatite and it seems that the crystals from Karnasurt Mountain are the best ever found. The color ranges from green to yellow and there is a faint fluorescence. Choice and large example of this rare Apatite.