Whitlockite (Huge Xl!)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
This specimen features the largest crystal for the species that I am personally aware of. It was collected in the field by French collector, from whom I obtained it in Munich when he sold a part of his longtime personal collection. Not only is the crystal large (to 1.4 cm), it is remarkably thick (6 mm, translucent), as well, and stands out beuaitfully on matrix. Another unidentified white mineral is also present. This is a significant specimen for this rare phosphate species!