Dims:2.5x2.3x1.4" (6.4x5.8x3.6 cm)
Wt: 3.4oz. (96g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This is a most unusual specimen. Excellent Blue spinel crystals are found in a flesh-colored calcite matrix with diopside and phlogopite mica. There are five exposed spinel crystals on this specimen; one of the smaller ones is damaged. The edges of the spinel crystals are unusually rounded, and they show internal shattering. The largest exposed spinel crystal on this specimen measures 0.5" (1.3cm). This is the single largest crystal seen in this lot of specimens. Also, the calcite on this piece fluoresces a dark purple under short wave ultraviolet light.