Dims: 1.7" x 0.7" x 0.6"(4.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 19.8 g
A single, yellow Apatite crystal constitutes this Mexican specimen. It has the classic hexagonal prismatic form whose 6 prism edges have been truncated by secondary faces. It has a shallow hexagonal pyramidal termination with obvious damage to two faces. There is also one impact scar with a small amount of conchoidal fracturing on one prism edge, but the crystal's form is still quite good, with clean edges and faces. It has a vitreous luster and is transparent, though its interior is heavily fractured. There is a much smaller crystal with considerable damage but almost no internal flaws that is partially grown into the larger one near its base. I have always liked these large, yellow Apatite crystals, even though they're considered common.