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amazonite

Posted by scott jamerson  
Re: amazonite
August 09, 2011 04:29AM
Looks like a classic collapsed pegmatite pocket, cemented back together with goethite. Could be wrong.
Re: amazonite
August 09, 2011 04:44AM
i should have left it as is...but after soaking. the black material, which is very thick, turns to rust.

anyway, is this worth anything?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2011 05:03AM by scott jamerson.
avatar Re: amazonite
August 09, 2011 06:19AM
    
Scott,

Your most satisfying answer regarding the value is going to come from the people you show these to in person at the rock show in Buena Vista this weekend (The Contin-Tail):
http://www.coloradorocks.org/index.htm

Or the Gem and Mineral show right there in Lake George the following weekend.
http://www.lggmclub.org/

By the way, crystal "sprays" of that black material can also be valuable specimens. In the box labeled 'Mineral' below, type the word "goethite", then click the word Goethite. Next you can change to page 97 to look at specimens from your area.

Regards,
Dean Allum
avatar Re: amazonite
August 09, 2011 06:29AM
    
Dean is right on the money, Scott, sometimes we miss the great secondaries, while focussing on the main mineral we are searching for...nice goethite sprays are worth real money, if they are unchipped or broken in any way...but so far your stuff does look to be a more massive variety.
Don't give up...you can still get lucky, the amazonite crystals in the goethite are of a stunning colour and although rounded, still are quite aesthetically appealing in that contrasting matrix...so don't throw out those unbroken crystals in the black matrix...as they are beauts.
avatar Re: amazonite
August 11, 2011 01:41PM
Probably less than $100 each. The first one looks to be broken up pieces of amazonite crystals cemented with goethite. If you try and clean it, it may fall apart.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: amazonite
August 20, 2011 01:47AM
    
Scott,

Nice looking stuff there but before you have visions of $$$ you really do need to check to see if you are claim jumping. We were just out there last week with a local claim owner and he was telling us that nearly all the claims that are within a 15 minute walk of the dirt roads are all double and triple claimed.

Rock, thanks for the cleaning advise. Our local claim guide was Ryan B. and he showed us where your old glory hole was....quite impressive and a nice job of reclaiming.
Re: amazonite
August 25, 2011 02:45AM
i know i am not claim jumping because we are on my property. i have travelled into the forest areas, but for the most part claims are clearly marked. if not, i may pick up stones but i wont dig.
still, i am very interested in finding out which areas are claimed.
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