Microcline (Var: Amazonite)

Specimen ID: 32Y-LX6

Microcline (Var: Amazonite) : K(AlSi3O8)
Mindat locality:
1.7cm x 1.7cm x 1.5cm

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1.7 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm. This is a classic specimen from one of the most storied and well known districts in Colorado. The pegmatites near the Lake George area of Colorado have produced what collectors and dealers know to be the finest Amazonite specimens from the standpoint of color, quality, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This particular specimen is a beautiful little thumbnail. It is a sharp, well-formed, blue-green color Amazonite crystal with minor white stripes. The crystal is slightly translucent around the edges, which is not seen in all Amazonite crystals. Keep in mind that the best of these specimens (especially with top color) sell for big money these days, and considering that fewer and fewer top quality specimens are found each year, this one would make a great addition to any collection. Keep in mind that this specimen was collected over 30 years ago (August 1976), when Richard Kosnar found some of the finest color Amazonite from Colorado extant.
Robert Lavinsky - 30th October 2007
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