ERN08 Apatite on Muscovite
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
2.6x 1.8x 1.8 cm

Another special rock from this trip-- an Erongo apatite (and a pretty one, at that!). Although known from a number of other Namibian localities, examples from Erongo Mountain itself are exceeeeeedingly rare.  This one features two blue crystals on a pair of chunky muscovite books--  if there is any doubt as to the location, those muscovites (and their habit!) should settle it. 

Even on mindat, there ar only 3 pictures of Erongo Mountain apatites-- the rest are from other areas of the greater Erongo *Region,* near Uis and Rossing.  

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