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Pikes Peak, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
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A mountain ((4,302 m) in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
One of several mountains formed by erosion of the Pikes Peak batholith, famous for miarolitic cavities with smokey quartz, amazonite, topaz and others.

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Albite
var: Cleavelandite
'Allanite'
Annite
'Apatite
var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'

Aragonite
Barylite
Baryte
'Bastnäsite'
Bertrandite
Beryl
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cassiterite
Chamosite
'Chevkinite'
'Chlorite Group'
Clinochlore
Columbite-(Fe)
Elbaite
Epidote
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Goethite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Kaolinite
'Limonite'
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Microlite Group
'Monazite'
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Illite
var: Sericite
Orthoclase
Phenakite
Phlogopite
var: Ferroan Phlogopite

Polylithionite
Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Rutile
Samarskite-(Y)
Sanidine
Schorl
Siderophyllite (TL)
'Smectite Group'
Thorite
Topaz
Xenotime-(Y)
'Zinnwaldite'
Zircon


70 entries listed. 40 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Barker, F., Wones, D.R., Sharp, W.N., and Desborough, G.A. (1975) The Pikes Peak batholith, Colorado Front Range, and a model for the origin of the gabbro-anorthosite-syenite-potassic granite suite. Precambrian Research: 2: 97-160.

Smith, D.R., Noblett, J., Wobus, R.A., Unruh, D., Douglass, J., Beane, R., Davis, C., Goldman, S., Kay, G., Gustavson, B., Saltoun, B., and Stewart, J. (1999) Petrology and geochemistry of late-stage intrusions of the A-type, mid-Proterozoic Pikes Peak batholith (central Colorado, USA): implications for petrogenic models. Precambrian Research: 98: 271-305.

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