Apatite on quartz from North Carolina

 (Photo: Benjamin deCamp)

(Photo: Benjamin deCamp)

This crystal of apatite is perched right on top of the quartz matrix. Measuring  2.6 cm x 1.5 cm x 2 cm, the main apatite crystal is 1.5 cm x 1.3 cm. This is rather large for the locality and is quite a deep purple.

The apatite is ex John C. Medici Collection. It comes from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA. It would be great for any collector of American rarities.

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This specimen was featured in the April 2016 issue of our newsletter Pala Mineralis

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