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Phenakite (drill-bit twin) from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado

 
Phenakite (drill-bit twin) from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado

Phenakite (drill-bit twin) from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado

DESCRIPTION:No. 55664
Mineral:Phenakite (drill-bit twin)
Locality:Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado
Description:Doubly-terminated colorless transparent phenakite crystal with lustrous faces that has a complex termination caused by repeated twinning resulting in reentrant faces that resembles a pneumatic rock drill bit (called drill-bit twins by local collectors).
Overall Size:12x6x6 mm
Crystals:12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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