David K. Joyce

This is very nice specimen of a larger apatite crystal in the pinkish calcite vein-dyke material. The apatite crystal is 10.0cm long. Apatite is difficult to collect in the calcite because, when you pry or try to break the calcite, it generally breaks right throught the middle of the apatite crystal or, since the calcite is kind of plastic in a geological sense, and the apatite brittle, all or part of the apatite crystal will break or part will pop out. Very frustrating! For information only. Not for sale.