Lustrous, .95" Yellow Apatite Crystal on Feldspar - Morocco
This specimen contains a beautiful, double terminated, greenish-yellow apatite crystal that formed from a feldspar aggregate. There are also multiple small apatite crystals that are scattered throughout the feldspar matrix. This crystal cluster was collected from Imilchil, Morocco.
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.