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D10-51
Wolfeite
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Big Fish River, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
Ex. Al Ordway
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This is a very rich specimen of this rare phosphate, wolfeite, only seldom seen even at these rich phosphate localities in the remote Yukon (and near nonexistent from other places). It is a very rich, relatively showy example of this species. The phosphate deposits of the Yukon are one of the world's great sources of a suite of rare phosphate species, and the Ordway collection was known for them over the years. This particular piece shows extremely good crystals, in intergrown clusters in matrix It can easily be trimmed into several specimens of equal value. Self-collected by Al Ordway in the 1970s.