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MD-258227
Wardite
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Area 2, Stoneman Camp, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Wardite is a rare phosphate. This wardite crystal is from a small pocket found about 2003-4, by a French-Canadian collector at the time. This is a huge crystal for the species, really quite unprecedented by most standards, except for a few aberrant examples from Brazil in days long past. For Canada, it is about 5 times the size of most so-called large wardites I have seen, and about 10 times the size of a typical wardite crystal you might see on the market. For the species, this is an important piece.