This plate hosts beautiful deep blue twinned crystals of lazulite to 1.0 cm. The lazulite crystals are sharp, lustrous and glassy, and the finest crystal is top centre. In excellent condition, with no damage or chipping visible to the eye in any of the focal areas of the specimen. There are missing crystals near the bottom and to the left, at the periphery, but they look like massive lazurite in the matrix and don’t distract from the beauty of this piece. There is minor siderite in association.
This is an excellent small cabinet specimen – these crystals are brilliant.
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.