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Big Fish River, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 68° 28' North , 136° 30' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 68.46667,-136.50000
GeoHash:G#: bunvmzgxp
Locality type:River
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra

Localities 15 and 16 of Robinson et al. (1992).

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75 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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Brunet, M. (2007) Mineralien-Welt 18 (5), 48-62 (in German).
Coleman, L.C. and Robertson, B.T. (1981) Nahpoite Na2HPO4, a new mineral from the Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory. Canadian Mineralogist 19, 373-376.
Horváth, L. (2003) Whitlockit vom Big Fish River, Yukon, Kanada. Lapis 28 (9), 39-40 + 58.
Le Page, Y. and Donnay, G. (1977) The crystal structure of the new mineral marićite. Canadian Mineralogist 15, 518-521.
Robinson, G.W., Van Velthuizen, J., Ansell, H.G., and Sturman, B.D. (1992) Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47.
Sturman, B.D., Mandarino, J.A., and Corlett, M.I. (1977) Marićite, a sodium iron phosphate, from the Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 15, 396-398.
Tait, K.T., Barkley, M.C., Thompson, R.M., Origlier, M.J., Evans, S.H., Prewitt, C.T., and Yang, H. (2011) Bobdownsite, a new mineral species from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada, and its structural relationship with whitlockite-type compounds. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1065-1078.

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