Hematite, Siderite, Microcline
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
R. A. Kosnar claim, Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, Lake George, Park Co., Colorado, USA
The Lake George area of Colorado is best known for producing some of the most magnificent Amazonite specimens in the world. There aren't many species associated with the Amazonite, mostly Quartz, Albite, Fluorite and sometimes Hematite. The majority of the Hematite specimens from the Lake George area are often found as pseudomorphs after Siderite. This particular specimen features a beautiful cluster of excellent, sharp, aesthetic rhombic crystals of Siderite which have been replaced by Hematite and are sitting atop beautifully contrasting pink Microcline. The largest pseudomorph measures 1.3 cm across, and this is a superb piece of this most classic material. The specimen was collected by Richard Kosnar in the summer of 1978. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.