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Phenakite on Amazonite (rare association) (ex Willard Wulff Collection) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - featuring specimens from the newly acquired DAVID BURGESS COLLECTION - end Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Crystal Peak, near Florssiant, Teller County, Colorado
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:3.6 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm

Description:The best and most well-known specimens of Phenakite from Colorado are those from the historical locality at Mt. Antero. With that said, there have been limited finds of Phenakite in the nearby pegmatites of Park and Teller Counties, which are best known for their world class Amazonites. This combination of Phenakite on Amazonite is highly sought after by collectors. This specimen is a cool association piece of featuring sharp, well-formed, lustrous, colorless scalenohedral crystals of Phenakite sitting on a blue-green crystal of Amazonite (with reddish iron staining). The largest Phenakite measures 7 mm, and if you collect pemgatite minerals or specimens from Colorado, this hard to find combination is a very worthwhile pickup. This specimen comes from the collection of Willard W. Wulff (1904-1998) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prominent figure and collector of Colorado minerals. Wulff was one of the founding members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society in 1936. You can read Willard's bio on the Mineralogical Record website here ( http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=1528 ). The pieces comes with one of Wulff's famous typed labels that states the specimen was self-collected. A wonderfully historic piece of this well known material from approximately 60+ years ago.

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