Augelite and Lazulite
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
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This is a highly unusual specimen in several regards. The augelite crystals, obviously, are huge for the locale (to nearly 2 cm). Also, they are partially included by specks of blue lazulite, giving them a blue rim around the edges that is unique in my experience. 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. Self-collected by Al Ordway in the 1970s. It was long in his display collection and comes with a custom label to that effect.