Dims: 0.7 x 0.4 x 0.4" (1.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 12.4 g w/ specimen box
A single Scapolite crystal comprises this specimen. It is in near-perfect condition, showing no visible damage, and has excellent though odd tetragonal prismatic form. The crystal actually looks a bit like apatite, as it appears to have 9 detectable prism faces. Its four-sided pyramidal termination also appears to be three-sided upon first glance, as one face is extremely small. All edges are well-defined, however, and all faces are clean, though the prism faces are heavily striated. It has a moderately pale yellow coloration and a pearly luster, and is transparent and mostly quite clear; several small internal fractures are concentrated around its base, however. There is no host rock of any sort present, and the crystal is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with a hot-glue. One could conceivably cut a stone out of this crystal, though it makes a wonderful specimen.