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MD-235263
Phenakite
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
Mt White, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
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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.