Phenakite on Amazonite (rare association) (ex Willard Wulff Collection)

Crystal Peak, near Florssiant, Teller County, Colorado
3.6 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $25

Item 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 ( ). 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.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
dlue1982 $25 01/01/2019 12:42:06 pm (CST)
tubman $20 01/01/2019 12:41:59 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $15 01/01/2019 12:41:59 pm (CST)
tubman $10 12/25/2018 7:26:30 am (CST)