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Wardite

Wardite

Specimen # 100781
Mineral: Wardite
Location: Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada
Size: 5.7 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm
Price: $300.00 CAD

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Detalied Description

This specimen features an aesthetic cluster of beautiful, sharp wardite crystals to 1.1 cm. The pseudo-octahedral wardite crystals are selectively sprinkled (on only some faces) with sparkling micro quartz crystals. These wardites are glassy with good translucence. In excellent condition, a couple of minor chips, and some incomplete crystals at the periphery - the larger patch of incomplete-looking crystals is mostly due to inhibited growth within the tight seam, rather than damage. A few vibrant blue micro lazulite crystals in association.

This is a truly fine specimen of this uncomon species. 

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About these Yukon Phosphates

Discovered in the 1970s, the occurrences at Rapid Creek have become known as among the best localities in the world for phosphate species. At Rapid Creek, many of the minerals are the finest known for the species. The specimens in this  update are from the 1980s and 1990s, the heyday period for specimen discoveries at Rapid Creek.

 

Detalied Description

This specimen features an aesthetic cluster of beautiful, sharp wardite crystals to 1.1 cm. The pseudo-octahedral wardite crystals are selectively sprinkled (on only some faces) with sparkling micro quartz crystals. These wardites are glassy with good translucence. In excellent condition, a couple of minor chips, and some incomplete crystals at the periphery - the larger patch of incomplete-looking crystals is mostly due to inhibited growth within the tight seam, rather than damage. A few vibrant blue micro lazulite crystals in association.

This is a truly fine specimen of this uncomon species. 

Browse More Yukon Phosphates


About these Yukon Phosphates

Discovered in the 1970s, the occurrences at Rapid Creek have become known as among the best localities in the world for phosphate species. At Rapid Creek, many of the minerals are the finest known for the species. The specimens in this  update are from the 1980s and 1990s, the heyday period for specimen discoveries at Rapid Creek.