David K. Joyce

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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Gormanite, QuartzYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #27147
  • Gormanite, Quartz
  • 7.8x7.5x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $75.00
  • Rapid Creek

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Several, silky sprays of excellent green needles of gormanite and small siderite crystals are well protected in a space between large white quartz crystals and brecciated rock that filled up the opening in the host rock. Beautiful!
GormaniteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #22413
  • Gormanite
  • 6.6x3.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A rich, covering of dark greenish, acicular gormanite crystals on, mostly, one side of this brecciated matrix.
Gormanite, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #28100
  • Gormanite, Siderite
  • 2.5x2.2x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This thumbnail-sized fragment of iron shale hosts a cavity on the top of it lined with many sprays of deep green, acicular gormanite crystals. Excellent example!
GormaniteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #28104
  • Gormanite
  • 3.4x2.7x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $55.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Some sprays of characteristic green gormanite are crammed into this opening. Some fairly large for the mineral!
Gormanite, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #28138
  • Gormanite, Siderite
  • 4.1x2.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A number of sprays and divergent groups of acicular dark green gormanite crystals are concentrated at the front of this siderite lined cavity. Some nice ones!
Gormanite, QuartzYukon Phosphates, Gormanite
  • Item #28139
  • Gormanite, Quartz
  • 6.6x4.5x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $90.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This is an unusual specimen. It is a part of a phosphate nodule that is lined with sort of smokey wuartz crystals with tufts of very dark green gormanite here and there between the quartz crystals. Very nice gormanite!