David K. Joyce

Yukon Phosphates, Wicksite, Maricite, Etc.

Here are some of the unusual nodules from the Big Fish River area of the Yukon. The nodules are usually kind of ovoid in shape, although some have been known to have the shape of ammonites, although, I'm not enough of a palaentologist to know if that makes sense or not! Generally, the nodules are completely full of tightly packed, radiating or divergent crystals of Maricite or wolfeite, sometimes with siderite and, on occasion containing patches of black, acicular wicksite, zones of pyrite or aggregates of arrojadite. Very unusual. These are about as good as these minerals get! Rare!

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Maricite, Wicksite, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Wicksite, Maricite, Etc.
  • Item #10506
  • Maricite, Wicksite, Siderite
  • 7.7x4.8x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: m-25mm, w-1mm
  • $85.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This is largely a maricite, siderite nodule that has a number of small, radiating, black wicksite clusters at the sentre where the maricite divergence starts. Very good.
Maricite, Wicksite, Arrojadite, KulaniteYukon Phosphates, Wicksite, Maricite, Etc.
  • Item #10500
  • Maricite, Wicksite, Arrojadite, Kulanite
  • 6.1x5.4x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: m-20mm, w-2mm, k-2mm, a-2mm
  • $120.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Most of this nodule is composed of maricite with a centre that appears, possibly, to be wolfeite. On the top left is a large patch of black, , interlocking-bladed, kulanite crystals. In the centre top are patches of radiating beige arrojadite crystals. on the righ side are a couple of patches of black, radiating, acicular wicksite crystals.
Wicksite, Pyrite, SideriteYukon Phosphates, Wicksite, Maricite, Etc.
  • Item #10517
  • Wicksite, Pyrite, Siderite
  • 6.1x3.9x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: w-3mm
  • $80.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A very nice wicksite cluster sits amongst pyrite in this siderite nodule that also has a little maricite. Nice wicksite!