MacDonald Is., Baffin Is., Nunavut
Size: 3.0x2.3x2.2 cm
Largest crystal size: 15 mm


A cluster of three crystals, the top one predominately octahedral and the bottom two showing a combination of many isometric forms, all silky-lustered and from MacDonald Island, located off of Baffin Island in Nunavut. The occurrence is a diopside skarn contacted between a pegmatitic syenite and marble, the spinel occurs in calcite pods in the skarn. The specimen is a very attractive, interesting specimen from a long gone, very remote locality.

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