Microcline (Var: Amazonite)
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia
These Ethiopian amazonites are giving the Colorado ones a real run for their money. The top ones, such as this, are just fabulous in form and color. This crystal is complete all around, perfectly complemented by white orthoclase. It has great robin's-egg blue color and even a nice luster to it! Note the pretty bevels on the crystal edges, too.