Dims:0.8x0.7x0.5" (2.0x1.8x1.3 cm)
Wt: 0.2oz. (5g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This specimen consists of a crystalline mass of blue spinel, with no matrix present. This was obviously part of a larger crystal, as it exhibits conchoidal fracture on one surface. Two of the other surfaces show the rounding of crystal edges that seems to be typical for this locality. Also present are faces representing a rough octahedral parting. The interior of the crystal shows a shattered crystal structure-this also seems to be the norm for this locality. This crystal shows translucency on its very thin edges.