There follows the book's longest chapter, "Less Common Species," which offers nearly a hundred pages of short accounts of minerals ranging from adamite and algodonite (a copper arsenide) through weloganite, whewellite, wulfenite, xonotlite, yugawaralite
, zincite, zunyite (and many others even within the sequence WXYZ)--all considered in light of their potentials as ornamental materials.
Currier did likewise with goosecreekite and yugawaralite
; he also brought to America quantities of superb specimens of okenite, and pseudomorphs of prehnite after laumontite.
Speaking of Alaska, my old college buddy Doug Toland has recently moved from Alaska to Idaho, but before doing so he collected something he would like the world to know more about: very fine crystals of yugawaralite
, from an outcrop along the Chena Hot Springs Road, near Fairbanks, These were not available in Tucson, but a few northwesterners have specimens, and to inquire about them you may contact Doug at his woodsy retreat at 667 Meadow View Road, Sagle, ID 83860.