10.1" Lustrous, Yellow Apatite Crystals on Feldspar - Morocco

This huge specimen contains multiple clusters of greenish-yellow apatite crystals that formed on a mass of feldspar. This crystal cluster was collected from Imilchil, Morocco.

There are a few natural fissures that run through this specimen that have been stabilized with glue to preserve the integrity of the matrix.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Apatite & Feldspar
LOCATION
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
SIZE
Largest Crystal .7", Rock is 10.1 x 9"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#185477