Hematite, Siderite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 3.8 x 3.8 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 specimens with such great quality and aesthetics 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 fantastic display piece featuring sharp metallic grey pseudmorphs of Hematite after Siderite aesthetically perched along the prism faces of a translucent, sharp, deep color group of Smoky Quartz crystals. Some minor associated pink and white Microcline at the base of the piece make for a nice touch as well. This specimen was collected nearly 30 years ago (August of 1980), when Richard Kosnar found some of the finest color Amazonite from Colorado extant. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.