Hardcover, 72 pages
1 edition, 1992
Published by Mineralogical Record, Inc.
Dimensions 8.2 x 11.1 (inches)
Yukon Phosphates! Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River Areaby G. W. Robinson, J. Van Velthuisen, H. G. Ansell and B. D. Sturman
Back in the early 1970s the remote Rapid Creek and Big Fish River areas of Canada's Yukon Territory became suddenly famous among mineral collectors when geologists discovered well crystallized veins of some very rare phosphate minerals in world-class specimens. The region now ranks as one of the most important localities for phosphate minerals in the world. To date, a total of ten new mineral species have been described, along with fabulous specimens of brilliant, blue-black lazulite crystals and fine augelite, wardite, collinsite, gorceixite and other phosphate species. This work is the only detail publication on the Yukon phosphates aimed at mineral collectors.
Originally issued in 1992 as volume 23, number 4, of the Mineralogical Record.