Fluorapatite on "Mountain Leather" / Locality - Untere Riffelmoräne, Stubachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

$250.00

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This piece comes to us from the Kay Robertson collection (#8407) and the label states that it's from the Untere Riffelmoräne (Lower Riffel Moraine) in the Stubachtal (Stubach Valley) of Salzburg. I've seen specimens from the Riffel Glacier, but I don't know if I've seen a piece labeled as coming from the actual moraine of the glacier prior to this piece. A sharp, lustrous, translucent, medium yellow color hexagonal crystal of Fluorapatite measuring 8 mm sitting on fibrous lightweight "Mountain Leather" matrix. The "Mountain Leather" is possibly a species like Chrysotile, but there is nothing quite like it in the mineral world, as it has a strange almost waxy feel when you hold it in your hands. No damage that I can see with the naked eye, and a great piece to add to a collection of Alpine minerals or worldwide Apatites just based upon the rare locality.

ex Kay Robertson collection

Locality: Untere Riffelmoräne, Stubachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Specimen Size: 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)
Apatite Crystal: 8 mm

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