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Apatite CaF on Calcite - classic Canadian
stock #21.1-354
Faraday Mine, Farady Township, Bancroft District, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
9.1 x 5.4 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Late Summer 2021

A fine, large doubly terminated Apatite crystal sits on an orange Calcite matrix. The Apatite is well-formed with the typical slightly rounded edges and two different types of termination. Fluorapatites are fairly common in the scattered Skarns of this region but substantial crystals like this are not found very often. There are some minor contacts but overall this is a distinctive textbook form crystal with some areas of glassy luster. A modern classic.

HOLD Calcite enclosing Chalcopyrite
stock #HOLD AC-385
Faraday Mine, Farady Township, Bancroft District, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
5.5 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2013

Ex Joe Stachura. From the one time find about 30 years ago, this is a killer example of this esthetic discovery. A glass clear Calcite (optical grade) encloses a garden like array of bright Chalcopyrite in many forms. The impact and condition are great, some minor rough spots exist as seen on the photos but this is still far better than most. Rare to find on the market, these are treasured pieces unlike anything else!