Baricite is a rare hydrated magnesium iron phosphate which occurs as pearly, blue, monoclinic, tabular crystals in iron formation-hosted quartz veins at the type locality: Big Fish River-Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining district, Yukon Territory, Canada. Baricite is the magnesium analog of vivianite and was named in 1976 in honor of Dr. Ljudevit Baric, former Director if the mineralogical Museum and Professor of mineralogy, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. It has also been reported from Marlborough Province, Australia.
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- Baricite, Excellent Crystals With Quartz
- Big Fish-Blows River-Rapid Creek Area, eastern Yukon Territory, Canada
- 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm