A super specimen of gormanite, featuring radiating sprays of deep blue-green crystals. This is a large specimen for gormanite in this condition without contacts – often gormanite is found in very narrow seems with small vugs, and otherwise on fracture surfaces, but here there is nice depth to the crystal-lined cavity, with enough room for the development of these beautiful crystal groups. The gormanite groups are velvety in appearance from some angles, and the lustre is nice when you catch the light. Gormanite was first described from the occurences at Rapid Creek and is named after University or Toronto Professor Donald “Digger” Gorman. This specimen is in excellent condition. Great piece!
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.