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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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70 entries listed. 40 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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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