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RM2236   Fluorapatite and Opal

Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Municipio de Durango, Durango, México

Group of prismatic fluorapatite crystals, with faces of the prism and the hexagonal dipyramids. The transparence and brilliance areexcellent and the yellow color is very intense. This specimen was photographed in some books that Joan Astor published in issuu [online page 86]. It is accompanied in the matrix with hyaline opal aggregates. It was acquired in 1980 from Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007). A very aesthetic and good size piece.

Size: 8 x 5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 1970-80's.

Col. Joan Astor.