Dims:1.7x1.6x1.0" (4.3x4.1x2.5 cm)
Wt: 2.0oz. (57g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This specimen consists of a single crystal of phlogopite measuring just under 0.5" (1.3cm) in length. This crystal is on a matrix of flesh-colred calcite, and shows excellent form. Tiny indentations in the exposed side of the crystal show where there were once crystals of blue spinel, I believe. This crystal is extremely translucent-a fact that I found very impressive. The calcite matrix on this specimen fluoresces a dark purple under short wave ultraviolet light.