Augelite and Lazulite
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
A sparkling, brilliantly lustrous cluster of greenish augelites, with superior luster compared to most examples from this or any other locale. The vivid contrast between the sharp augelite crystals and the underlaying dark blue lazulite is striking and unusual. 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.