Phenakite (Twinned) on Smoky Quartz
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
Brian's Pit, Mount Antero, Colorado, USA

On a matrix of granite and smoky quartz crystals, is perched a 1 cm grayish-white, gemmy-to-translucent, phenakite with a waxy luster. It is sharply and wonderfully twinned! This is from high up on 14, 000'+ Mount Antero.