Microcline (Var: Amazonite)
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia
These Ethiopian amazonites are truly superb, easily competing with the classics from Colorado. The color of the best ones is excellent - an intense turquoise blue. This 5-cm crystal is set beautifully against colorless microcline. It is sharp and complete all around, with no damage.