Apatite, Quartz v. Smoky

Apatite, Quartz v. Smoky

Regular price $12,800.00
SKU:40248
Locality: Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm

Purple apatite crystals, widely considered the rarest and most desirable color in apatite, are known in high-quality examples from Maine, Portugal, and Brazil. Recent finds in Pakistan's Shigar Valley, however, have produced a small number of truly outstanding large, gemmy violet apatite crystals on matrix. This is a particularly choice example, featuring a large, vibrant purple apatite perched aesthetically on smoky quartz crystals. An exceptional apatite from any locale, particularly Shigar! Ex. Proctor Family Trust Collection.

More from this collection