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Glen Cove

This location's collecting and accessibility status
is currently unknown, so please ask for permission
locally before doing any digging or collecting.

General Info

Located in the cliffs of Pikes Peak, this collecting area should be left to only the bravest and most technically gifted rock climbers.

Minerals

Amazonite - Large crystals can occur. Can be dark blue-green colored and twinned.

Smoky Quartz - Crystals can be more than 20 cm and weigh up to 7 kilograms, according to Alexander (Raines).

Topaz - Blue to colorless and often exhibiting a complex termination. Crystals weighing more than .5 kilograms have been reported. Murphy and Modreski (2002) state that crystals up to 3.5 inches across have been found.

Other Notable Minerals
Microcline

Field Trip Reports

Sorry, no trip reports for this location yet.

References

  • E. Raines, 2001, "Rocks & Minerals" (Vol. 76, September/October, pgs. 298-325)
  • J. A. Murphy and P. J. Modreski, 2002, "Rocks & Minerals" (Vol. 77, July/August, pgs. 218-238)
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