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Mineral Specimen #6210    Purple Fluorapatite on Quartz with Tourmaline

Pulsifer Quarry, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine

9.6 x 5.4 x 7.1 cm
largest crystals are 4 mm long


The surface of this section of Quartz crystal is covered with purple apatite crystals. The color is a vivid lilac, the crystals are semi gemmy and have a high, sparkly luster. Purple apatite specimens from the Pulsifer Quarry are some of the most sought after specimens.

Condition: Good

Flaws: A few of the crystals around the edges of the Fluorapatite coverage are slightly bruised.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From New York, New Jersey and New England | Phosphates | Quartz | Tourmaline | Minerals Priced 500 Dollars and Greater