Fluorapatite with Cookite
Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County
5.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
Early summer 2021
A richly crystalized purple Apatite from the classic Mt Rubellite in Maine. The Apatites show the distinctive "Hebron" form and cover the two largest faces and much of the sides on this piece. The crystals are also quite gemmy. This has a boxwork matrix of Cookite etc, and the luster is especially bright. In fine condition and with very good purple color, this can be displayed from almost any angle. Any nice purple Apatite from Maine is usually very hard to find as these are highly sought after, very little is found and only obtained from older collections.
An old, somewhat crude cluster of small colorless and larger purple Apatite crystals. The biggest Apatite is 1.8 CM across which is the largest I know of for the locale. From the Mount Rubellite Quarries an old but less famous Maine location for Apatites. Some chipping, crude edges and contacts are noted but the color, huge crystal size and low price help compensate for imperfections.