A beautiful specimen of stacked fluorapatite crystals from the famous June 2007 pocket at the Sapo Mine. In truly excellent condition (one small chip), with a sharp, well-defined termination.
In his article on the Sapo Mine in The Mineralogical Record (July-August 2009, Vol 40:4), Luiz Menezes describes the complex morphology of the fluorapatites from the pocket. This specimen is what Luiz describes as “Habit 3,” with crystal stacks intersecting at approximately 60 degree angles. It is mostly a single tower, with the additional crystals at the 60 degree angle lower, nearer the base.
A sweet, top quality specimen from this unique find.