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Crystal Park, El Paso Co., Colorado, USAi
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Crystal ParkPark
El Paso Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 49' 53'' North , 104° 55' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.83146,-104.93003
GeoHash:G#: 9wvkum039
Locality type:Park
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Manitou Springs5,334 (2017)3.3km
Colorado Springs456,568 (2017)9.4km
Green Mountain Falls656 (2017)13.7km
Cascade-Chipita Park1,655 (2011)13.9km
Stratmoor6,900 (2011)14.5km


Miarolitic cavities and pegmatites in granites.

Crystal Park is in sec. 18, T. 14 S., R. 67 W., 2 miles southwest of Manitou Springs. It is reached by a toll road that leaves U.S. Highway 24 at a point 2.1 miles west of 25th Street in Colorado Springs. Pegmatite bodies are present along the slopes of Cameron Cone from a point more than 1 mile northwest of Crystal Park southeastward as far as Bear Creek.

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22 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
'Biotite'
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
'Clays'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Corrensite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Fluocerite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluocerite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)F3
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
'Hornblende'
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
Laihunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Polylithionite
Formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Description: Fe-polythionite. In miarolitic cavities, with amazonite and smoky quartz.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 85, pp. 1275-1286, 2000.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Description: Li-siderophyllite. In pegmatitic quartz core, with amazonite.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 85, pp. 1275-1286, 2000.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluocerite-(Ce)3.AC.15(Ce,La)F3
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bastnäsite-(Ce)5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Corrensite9.EC.60(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Genthelvite9.FB.10Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Laihunite9.AC.05Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Polylithionite9.EC.20KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Siderophyllite9.EC.20KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Clays'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Fluocerite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
AX3
Fluocerite-(Ce)9.3.4.1(Ce,La)F3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Laihunite51.3.1.5Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Polylithionite71.2.2b.8KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Siderophyllite71.2.2b.5KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Corrensite71.4.2.5(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Genthelvite76.2.4.3Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Clays'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Fluocerite'-
'Hornblende'-
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
OOxygen
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
O SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
O GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
F Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Al SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Si SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
Si GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
K SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
K Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
Fe Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CeCerium
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3

Regional Geology

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2975257
Rocks of Pikes Peak Batholith (1000-m.y. age group)

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pikes Peak Granite; Mount Rosa Granite; Windy Point Granite; Redskin Granite

Description: Includes Pikes Peak, Mount Rosa, Windy Point, and Redskin Granites and unnamed rocks

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{granite,alkali feldspar granite}, Minor:{quartz monzonite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186950
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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