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Mt Antero, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
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Latitude: 38°40'26"N
Longitude: 106°14'49"W
 
 
Mt. Antero may be the highest elevation mineral-collecting locality in the contiguous 48 states, at over 13,000 feet. It is generally accessible only in late summer, and then is difficult due to summer storms and low oxygen levels in the air. It is located within the San Isabel National Forest, about 15 miles northwest of Salida, in a chain of 14,000-foot peaks in the Collegiate Range. Mineral specimens have been collected at Mt. Antero from pegmatites and miarolitic cavities in granite since 1885. (Jacobson, 1979).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Albite
'Allanite'
Bazzite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Goshenite
'Biotite'
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Brannerite
Calcite
Cassiterite
Chrysocolla
'Columbite'
Euclase
Ferberite
Ferrimolybdite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
'Gadolinite'
Goethite
Hematite
Hübnerite
Jarosite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Laumontite
Magnetite
Microcline
Microlite Group
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Muscovite
Orthoclase
Phenakite
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz
Rutile
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile

var: Strüverite
Spessartine
Stellerite
Struvite
Sulphur
Titanite
Topaz
'Tourmaline' ?
Triplite
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite



58 entries listed. 36 valid minerals.

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References

Jacobson, M.I. (1979). Famous mineral localities: Mount Antero. Mineralogical Record 10(6), pp:339-346.

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