Luella Pegmatite, Trout Creek Pass pegmatite District, Buena Vista, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
This locality is one of many rare-earth pegmatites along the front range of Colorado. Specimens of Euxenite from Colorado are not terribly common, and are often only found in old collections. Field collectors do not often find many specimens of Euxenite these days, and rich specimens such as this one are hard to find. This piece shows the typical greasy luster and black color for a Colorado Euxenite. A good reference specimen from the Richard A. Kosnar collection.