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Phenakite on Smoky Quartz (Collected by Ed Over) (ex Willard Wulff Collection) viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Mt. Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.6 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm

Description:A cool piece of highly sought after Phenakite from the historical locality at Mt. Antero. 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 ( ). The pieces comes with one of Wulff's typed labels that states the specimen is from the collection of fellow CSMS founding member and mineral legend, Ed Over ( ). A wonderfully historic piece of this well known material from approximately 75-100 years ago. Small, sharp, lustrous white/colorless Phenakites measuring up to 2.5 mm sit on dark partial Smoky Quartz crystal matrix. This is a reference specimen, and not a killer display piece, but it's a good overall Antero Phenakite, and the fact that it was discovered by the legendary Ed Over is signifcant and worth owning in my mind.

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