Dims:0.8x0.6x0.4" (2.0x1.5x1.0 cm)
Wt: 0.1oz. (3g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This thumbnail specimen consists of 4 small blue spinel crystals embedded in a calcite matrix. The 2 largest crystals measure slightly over 0.1" (0.3cm); the smaller crystals may only be examined with the aid of a loupe. The smaller 2 crystals show some damage. However, this does not detract from the specimen. The spinels exhibit the rounded crystal edges that seem to be the norm for this locality. The calcite fluoresces dark purple under short wave ultraviolet light.