Dims: 1.5x1.5x0.9" (3.9x3.7x2.3 cm)
Wt: 1.0 oz. (27.5g)
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
This large thumbnail specimen boasts several sizeable (1cm) whitlockite crystals. They are translucent (transparent in some small areas) due to uncountable internal fractures. The largest crystals also clearly show the flattened tabular rhombohedral habit characteristic of this mineral. These crystals rest upon a base of blue radiating acicular crystals (brown in places) that looks like indicolite, but it does not have a tourmaline hardness. I suspect it is one of the many blue phosphates found in this region, such as gormanite, plancheite, ajoite, or even lazulite. Most of the whitlockite crystals are damaged, although it is minor on the largest ones.