Dims: 2.5 x 2.1 x 2.1" (6.5 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm)
Wt: 5.5 oz. (157 g)
Liscombe Deposit, Monmouth Township, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
This small cabinet specimen consists of several intact and incomplete Apatite prisms that extend from a pink calcite matrix. About half of them are complete, and the largest reaches 0.9" (2.3 cm) in length. All have a somewhat rounded hexagonal prismatic form and show a pale olive-green color and a nearly vitreous luster. Though they contain many base-oriented internal fractures, they are transparent and at least moderately clear. They are accompanied by a cluster of intersecting phlogopite books that show some fresh cleavage and excellent pseudo-hexagonal form.