A very fine example of rare phenakite crystals in cluster. These are so often single crystals and here is a unique cluster of crystals growing on microcline. The chlorite further accents the crystals. Acquired from an estate collection.
Dimensions (millimeters): 40 x 35 x 35
Dimensions (inches): 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.4
Phenakite is a rare beryllium mineral. It is found in pegmatitic pockets and is associated with gemstones such as topaz, beryl especially emerald, chrysoberyl and smoky quartz. The name phenakite, or the alternate spelling, phenacite, is from a Greek word meaning deceiver, an allusion to its deceptively similar look to quartz.
a US Gem from the famous Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado.
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