Phenakite (Colorado!)

Mt. White, Chaffee County, Colorado
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Phenakite is an uncommon beryllium silicate found in granite pegmatites and schists. This glassy, translucent and colorless, euhedral crystal has both stepped-growth and striated faces. This is a LARGE, for the species, Colorado crystal and hails from the MUCH LESS common Mt. White of Chaffee County. This is a classic and excellent mineral specimen from the Colorado Rockies. valued $200-300

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