• Lazulite
  • Lazulite
  • Lazulite
  • Lazulite
  • Lazulite
  • Lazulite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Lazulite

$7,500.00   €6,758  £6,180.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19260
Rapid Creek in Yukon is synonymous with its wonderful phosphate minerals; brought to the attention of many collectors in the Mineralogical Record’s much-loved special issue, some 27 years ago this month!  This specimen of Lazulite, a magnesium, iron, and aluminium phosphate, can only be described as superb.  A large plate of Quartz-rich matrix has about 50% coverage, on both sides, of well crystallised, deep inky-blue Lazulite and is equally displayable from either side.  The crystals measure up to 9 mm across and probably average about 6 mm.  The surrounding matrix is completely coated in micro-crystals of what appears to be calcite, but is actually clear, colourless rhombic Siderite.  A spectacular Lazulite from Rapid Creek; an area in which collecting is now strictly prohibited.

Details

Dimensions
13.1 × 9.0 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Lazulite