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Apatite (Fluorapatite) - unusual locality
stock #20.1-760
Dolny Bori, Bory, Zaar nad Sazavou District
Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
4.7 x 3.1 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $160


Blue-green Apatite crystals perched on a Feldspar and Quartz matrix. The Apatites are well-exposed, terminated and have a two tone fluorescence. Ex Bohumil Vrzal collection. From an important but less well-known Pegmatite in the Czech Republic, that has been the source of many interesting minerals. Sadly the zone is now closed and reclaimed. The color on this piece is quite a bit more vivid than others I have seen and the terminations are a little more complex than the typical flat tops.

Apatite (Fluorapatite)
stock #20.1-759
Dolny Bori, Bory, Zaar nad Sazavou District
Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
5.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $130
Pre Tucson

Apatite crystals in a Feldspar block from the Phosphate Pegmatite of Dolny Bory (Czech Republic). There are 4 Apatites on the specimen, 3 very tiny but the largest crystal is 7 MM across and 8mm tall. Much of that crystal is embedded in the Feldspar, yet complete and undamaged. The mint green color is unusually vibrant compared to other pieces I have seen. This is from an important Moravian Pegmatite region where all mining has been shut down since the 1970's and mostly reclaimed. We rarely see any specimens from here in the USA.