Hematite, Siderite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Microcline
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
R. A. Kosnar claim, Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, Lake George, Park Co., Colorado, USA
This association is rather uncommon in the mineral world, and you just don't see such fine specimens from this area. The pegmatites near the Lake George area of Colorado have produced what most collectors and dealers consider to be the finest Amazonite specimens from the standpoint of superb color, top quality, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This particular specimen, has no Amazonite, but it is a fine piece featuring sharp metallic grey pseudomorphs of Hematite after Siderite (largest measures 1.0 cm) aesthetically perched along the prism faces of translucent, sharp, deep colored Smoky Quartz crystals on minor associated pink and white Microcline. This specimen was collected over 30 years ago (Summer of 1977) when Richard Kosnar found some of the finest color Amazonite from Colorado extant. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.