David K. Joyce Minerals

Yukon Phosphates, Gormanite

The Phosphate occurrence area in the Yukon is the type locality for Gormanite. The beautiful greenish sprays of crystals are very attractive, especially for a rare mineral! They are actually gormanite-souzalite since both minerals are often present on a specimen, in the same CRYSTAL but indistinguishable. They are a solid solution but I'll refer to these as gormanite. No new specimens have been collected for years at this remote site. Here are some nice examples from an old cache.

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GormaniteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #11770
  • Gormanite
  • 5.2x3.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $250.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This specimen features a rich carpet of undulating, dark green crystals of gormanite in closely packed, radiating tufts. Very good!
Gormanite, Siderite, PyriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #18015
  • Gormanite, Siderite, Pyrite
  • 4.5x2.2x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • The top of this plate is a solid bristling grouping of lighter-green, acicular cormanite crystals with many small, dark brown siderite crystals suspended in the gormanite sprays. Also some interesting balls of golden pyrite crystals. Nice piece!
Gormanite, Quartz, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #18009
  • Gormanite, Quartz, Siderite
  • 8.3x6.7x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This specimen is a quartz-gormanite vein that has been split open to reveal several areas of excellent gormanite crystals. The crystals are sharp, acicular and dark green in parallel growth and radiating sprays. A geological as well as mineralogical specimen! Lots to look at!
Gormanite, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #11792
  • Gormanite, Siderite
  • 7.4x4.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $220.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Many sprays of silky, rich-green gormanite are scattered about this plate of tiny, sparkling siderite crystals. Very good piece!
Gormanite, Quartz, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #18006
  • Gormanite, Quartz, Siderite
  • 4.6x4.9x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Much of the top and back parts of this specimen are covered with deep-green gormanite needles. One tessin-style quartz crystal pokes out of the middle of the mass. Some bruising but very rich with many crystals!
Gormanite, Quartz, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #18007
  • Gormanite, Quartz, Siderite
  • 4.4x3.4x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A jumble of sharp, acicular gormanite crystals line a deep vug on top of this piece. There are als o a number of quartz crystals, some small siderites and one single, sharp, colourless fluorapatite crystal. Excellent!