4.2" Blue Apatite Free Standing Sculpture - Madagascar

 
This is a polished free standing sculpture made of blue apatite collected from Madagascar. Blue apatite has a very unique character, along with great color play in the light The base has been cut flat, which allows it to display nicely without the use of a stand. The electric blue color it gives off in the right light makes this something that can truly be appreciated in person.
Apatite is not a single mineral but a group of phosphate based minerals that includes hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite. Fluorapatite is by far the most common variety and can be found as both hexagonal crystals in many colors and massive forms.

The stone from Madagascar generally referred to as “Blue Apatite” is a massive form of fluorapatite. It is mined from several locations in the Anosy region and is frequently polished into shapes such as spheres, skulls, and figurines for decorative purposes. It has a very vibrant blue coloration and is quite striking in appearance.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorapatite
LOCATION
Isoanala, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
SIZE
4.2" tall, 3.7" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#80000