Yukon Phosphates, Wolfeite
At certain places in the Yukon phosphate deposits, rare phosphate minerals occur in flattened nodules in the iron-phosphate rich shales. Some of these species are very rare.
How can you tell the species apart?
Wolfeite = cinnamon brown, lustrous
Satterlyite = resinous yellow, Maricite = milky pink/greyish dull lustre, often with metavivianite giving blue colour inbetween crystals of maricite. In section, maricite looks like dinosaur bone.
Wicksite = black or very dark green
Here are some excellent examples of these very rare minerals. These are all that I have and it is unlikely that more will be recovered in the near future. They originate in a very remote part of the Yukon.
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