Dims: 1.0" x 0.6" x 0.5"(2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 9.6 g
Though rather small, this Apatite crystal is very beautiful, with excellent form and little damage. It has a rather warped hexagonal crystal form whose twelve prism faces are not quite symmetrical. It is topped with a shallow hexagonal pyramid, and the only damage that I can see on the cryastal are one small, old(it occurred before it was unearthed) break, and some tiny conchoidal "dings" on some of the edges. It has a yellow color with a slight hint of green, a vitreous luster, and is transparent. Internal fractures run along its prism length and most of them stop just short of the pyramid, which is nearly flawless. This may be right for a younger mineral collector that is beginning to buy more serious specimens.