Sharp, lustrous green wardite crystals to 0.6 cm are associated with small intense blue lazulite crystals on a carpet of sparkling irridescent micro siderite crystals on this piece. the wardite crystals are bright and glassy, and range from light green to a very cool blue, owing to inclusions of lazulite. In very good condition – many of the crystals are excellent and damage free, with some chipping and a few incomplete wardites around the periphery. Nice separation of the wardite crystals, and great contrast with the matrix. Beautiful!
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.