Dims:2.0x1.6x0.9" (5.1x4.1x2.3 cm)
Wt: 1.6oz. (45g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This specimen consists of 2 intergrown clusters of blue spinel crystals in a matrix of calcite, phlogopite, and diopside. These crystal cluster average about 0.2" (0.5cm) in length, and are relatively undamaged. These spinels exhibit the curiously rounded crystal edges typical of this batch of specimens. One side of this specimen is dominated by a large (0.9", 2.3cm) crystal of diopside, showing a shattered interior structure. The calcite on this specimen fluoresces a dark purple under short wave ultraviolet light.