Microcline (Var: Amazonite)
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 6.2 x 5.2 cm
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia

These contemporary Ethiopian amazonites are easily comparable to Colorado specimens, formerly the "kings" of the species. The color, of this large, sharp, compound crystal is a lovely, light turquoise-blue. The form is beautifully complex, architectural and sharp and the crystal may be twinned. The "cave" on the side is fascinating. Highly representative.