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Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 68° North , 136° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~9km
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

Robinson et al. (1992) indicated 7 individual localities on their map of the area.

Late Cretaceous shales and sideritic ironstones, displaying considerable folding and faulting, with phosphate mineralization in fractures (Mandarino & Sturman, 1976).

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63 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Mandarino, J.A., and Sturman, B.D. (1976) Kulanite, a new barium iron aluminum phosphate from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 127-131.
Sturman, B.D., and Mandarino, J.A. (1976) Barićite, the magnesium analogue of vivianite, from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 403-406.
Mandarino, J.A., Sturman, B.D., and Corlett, M.I. (1977) Penikisite, the magnesium analogue of kulanite, from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 15, 393-395.
Sturman, B.D., Mandarino, J.A., Mrose, M.E., and Dunn, P.J. (1981) Gormanite, Fe2+3Al4(PO4)4(OH)6•2H2O, the ferrous analogue of souzalite, and new data for souzalite. Canadian Mineralogist 19, 381-387.
Sturman, B.D., and Dunn, P.J. (1984) Garyansellite, a new mineral from Yukon Territory. American Mineralogist 69, 207-209.
Roberts, A.C., Ansell, H.G., Jonasson, I.R., Grice, J.D., and Ramik, R.A. (1986) Rapidcreekite, a new hydrated calcium sulfate-carbonate from the Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 51-54.
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.
Cooper, M.A., and Hawthorne, F.C. (1994) Refinement of the crystal structure of kulanite. Canadian Mineralogist 32, 15-19.
Cooper, M.A., and Hawthorne, F.C. (1996) The crystal structure of rapidcreekite, Ca2(SO4)(CO3)•4H2O, and its relation to the structure of gypsum. Canadian Mineralogist 34, 99-106.
Yakubovich, O.V., Massa, W., Liferovich, R.P., and McCammon, C.A. (2001) The crystal structure of barićite, (Mg1.70Fe1.30)(PO4)2•8H2O, the magnesium-dominant member of the vivianite group. Canadian Mineralogist 39, 1317-1324.
Cámara, F., Oberti, R., Chopin, C., and Medenbach, O. (2006) The arrojadite enigma: I. A new formula and a new model for the arrojadite structure. American Mineralogist, 91, 1249-1259
Chopin, C., Oberti, R., and Cámara, F. (2006) The arrojadite enigma: II. Compositional space, new members and nomenclature of the group. American Mineralogist, 91, 1260-1270.
Brunet, M. (2007) Mineralien-Welt 18 (5) 48-62 (in German).

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