2.1" Colorless Apatite, Quartz, and Pyrite Association - Peru
This is a stunning cluster of colorless apatite, cubic pyrite crystal, and quartz crystals, collected from Peru. The entire specimen measures 2.1" wide and has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.
Apatite's bright, lustrous crystals form hexagonal shapes with off-center terminations. They are found in vugs (small cavities in rock), often associated with quartz and calcite. Many crystals are around an inch in length, though larger crystals up to about 4 inches long have been found.