Liscombe APATITE

Liscombe Deposit, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada

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We leased this property for a short while, uncovered the original trench and extended it using a gas-powered drill, feathers and wedges. As well as the beautiful green apatite, there are large sections of phlogopite mica in the pale peach-coloured massive calcite.

In order to prepare the apatite out of the calcite (using an air abrasive), we soak the specimens and matrix with a stabilizer then remove the post-preparation residue chemically.