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Apatite (fluorapatite) - gemmy
stock #17.1-082
Cerro de Mercado, Victoria de Durango
Durango, Mexico
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $540
new year 2021

Super choice miniature with a perfectly transparent main Apatite nicely perched on a jumble of small Quartz crystals. A few tiny Magnetite and Goethite bits are also scattered, but the focus is the beautiful yellow-green Apatite that is flawless and very impressive in person. This locale has produced many good pieces over the years but this is a standout for quality - a real gem in person.

Apatite -CaF (Fluorapatite)
stock #8.1-458A
Cerro de Mercado, Victoria de Durango
Durango, Mexico
4.9 x 3.5 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $150
Pre Holiday 2017

An older Apatite from Cerro de Mercado that presents a fine 3.5 CM gemmy crystal well exposed on matrix. This locale was a prolific source of these Apatites although most were much less clear than this and few on matrix. Rich yellow-green (asparagus) color. A choice piece in good condition that looks better in person. One old rehealed break is seen in the main crystal. A nice example.

HOLD Fluorapatite (Apatite CF)
stock #HOLD 8.1-458
Cerro de Mercado, Victoria de Durango
Durango, Mexico
5.2 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $145

The Cerro de Mercado Apatites are a Mexican classic, and now its quite hard to find nice ones. I try to purchase any decent piece I see since I think these are still undervalued and destined to be good investments. These were once plentiful, although undamaged crystals and good matrix piece were never very common. This example is in very good condition and an esthetic matrix piece as well. The main 3.4 CM crystal is quite sharp, gemmy and is well placed on the matrix. The small specimen has good presence and glass like luster. There are a few other tiny crystals scattered about although some are damaged they are not visible from the display side.