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ty, Colorado Mount White and Mount Antero are often mentioned in the same sentence by gem collectors and geologists. They are both renowned in the world of gems and minerals, because they produce some of the highest concentrations of crystals and minerals to be found anywhere in fact the High Saddle is what connects the two. Aquamarine, beryl, calcite, fluorite, quartz, and zircon have been extracted from the slopes of Mount White. Other minerals, having longer names that only a geologist can appreciate, are also mined here. Mount White is Mount Antero's nearest neighbor, and they have a lot in common. First and foremost, is their importance as a source of minerals. These two mountains are connected by a broad 12,850' saddle, and a complex network of ... [ Read Full Description ]