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, 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 #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!
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.