This is such an aesthetic specimen of gormanite, featuring sprays of radiating greenish-blue crystals perched on matrix. Very nice separation and contrast, and in excellent condition. Gormanite was first described from the occurences at Rapid Creek and is named after University or Toronto Professor Donald “Digger” Gorman.
Super, pretty gormanite!
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.