Apatite

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Green is a common color of apatite that is found within the famous Panasqueira mines in Portugal. 

Apatite is a phosphate mineral that most commonly occurs in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacturing process of fertilizer and was even used as a pigment for the world-known Chinese Terracotta Army. 

This specimen has beautifully lustrous and translucent green apatite crystals that are surrounded by small muscovite crystals. 

Apatite
Panesqueira
Portugal

 

Size: 2.25 x 1.75 x 1 inches

Weight: 2.45 oz.