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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Phenacite

Identifier:
2019.1.1114
Description:
Phenacite is a neosilicate mineral that is sometimes used as a gemstone. This specimen was found on Mount Antero in Chaffee County, Colorado. It was collected by George L. English and Company. 

Formula: Be2SiO4
Date:
1887 – 1891
Source:
Museum Collection
Maker/Donor
George L. English & Company
George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment.