Dendritic inclusions in apatite

Weight: 1.40 ct
Size: 7.7 x 6.4 x 4.2 mm


Tiny dendritic inclusions in neon-blue apatite, probably formed by manganese oxides/hydroxides.
Such inclusions in apatite from Madagascar are described in the Volumen 3 of the Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones by Eduard J. Gübelin & John I. Koivula.

Color: light blue
Cut: oval, faceted
Treatments: not treated
Origin: Madagascar