Dims: 3.9 x 3.2 x 3.1" (9.9 x 8.1 x 7.9 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 11.3 oz. (775 g)
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
A single large Apatite crystal rests among shards of other crystals in the calcite host of this specimen. It is in good condition, showing only a small amount of damage near its termination, and has visible dimensions of 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7" (4.3 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm). Its hexagonal prismatic form is very good, with moderately well-defined edges and very clean faces that possess a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster. The crystal has a moderately deep forest-green coloration with a hint of brown, and is dimly translucent in its present state when viewed under a halogen light. Intense internal fracturing causes only small areas of the crystal to be noticeably transparent. The surrounding shards have either a similar green or a deep violet coloration, and the calcite host is moderately bright orange in color. It is one of the larger Apatite crystals that we have had available from this locality.