Phenakite Rare Beryllium Crystals Mount Antero Colorado

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 21,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

Phenakite Rare Beryllium Crystals Mount Antero Colorado

You are bidding on a beautiful specimen of the rare mineral Phenakite on Microcline Feldspar from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, the highest precious gemstone location in the U.S.

It is unusual to find these 9 phenakites growing on a microcline crystal.

Phenakite is a beryllium silicate and is a rare beryllium mineral, that is found frequently with precious gemstones. It's availablity is not in proportion to its rarity. It is found in pegmatitic pockets and is associated with gemstones such as topaz , beryl especially emerald, chrysoberyl and smoky quartz.

It measures 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches and weighs 4.3 ounces. This will make a great addition to your collection.

The shipping to US addresses is $2.46. (Postage 2.07, padded mailer .20, delivery confirmation .19)

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