Liscombe APATITE

Liscombe Deposit, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada

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  • Liscombe APATITE

    #55093

    5.1 cm terminated apatite crystal in massive calcite; see "collection history" for method of preparation.
    6.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.7 cm

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  • Liscombe APATITE

    #59366

    4 cm doubly-terminated apatite in massive calcite; see "collection history" for method of preparation.
    4.2 cm x 3 cm x 2.4 cm

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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.