Yellow-Green Fluorapatite Crystals in Calcite - Ontario, Canada

These are fluorapatite crystals that were collected from Tory Hill in Ontario, Canada, a digging locality that is now closed.

Fluorapatite is the most common variety in the apatite group. It's known to form early in almost all igneous rock as small, microscopic crystals. It can display a wide variety of colors and can be confused with beryl, phenakite and milarite. Often forming bright, lustrous crystals with hexagonal faces and off-center terminations. They are found in vugs, often associated with quartz and calcite. Most complete crystals are around an inch in length, though larger crystals up to about 4 inches long have been found.
Fluorapatite & Calcite
Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada
3.1" wide specimen