David K. Joyce

Yukon Phosphates, Maricite

Maricite is another of the phosphate minerals that occurs in the unique nodules of the Big Fish River area. It often is the sole content of a nodule, while other times it is associated with other minerals. It does not occur in sharp crystals but as radiating masses of tightly packed, milky white to grey-blue crystals, often associated with bluish vivianite or metavivianite. Here are a number of excellent examples.

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Maricite, PyriteYukon Phosphates, Maricite
  • Item #10530
  • Maricite, Pyrite
  • 6.9x3.0x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • Radiating aggregates of greyish maricite surround a round pyrite nodule within the nodule!
Maricite, PyriteYukon Phosphates, Maricite
  • Item #26930
  • Maricite, Pyrite
  • 6.4x5.3x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $75.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This 2/3 of a phosphate nodule is mostly filled with closely packed, divergent maricite crystals. There is a zone of pyrite at the lower part of the nodule, as well. Nice specimen of this relatively rare mineral!
Maricite, PyriteYukon Phosphates, Maricite
  • Item #26931
  • Maricite, Pyrite
  • 7.5x5.7x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 22mm
  • $110.00
  • Big Fish River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This is a large half-nodule of, mostly, compact, divergent cleavages of maricite crystals. Embedded in the maricite are small patches and crystals and small blue areas, probably vivianite or metavivianite. Excellent specimen of this relatively rare mineral.