Microcline (Var: Amazonite)
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 7.3 x 5.7 cm
R. A. Kosnar claim, Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, Lake George, Park Co., Colorado, USA
This is a classic specimen from one of the most storied and well known districts in Colorado. The pegmatites near the Lake George area of Colorado have produced what collectors and dealers know to be the finest Amazonite specimens from the standpoint of color, quality, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This large, sharp, lustrous, well-formed, rich blue-green color, prismatic Amazonite crystal is complete most of the way around, but does have some bruising on the back where it was obviously contacted due to tectonic activity underground. This specimen was collected over 30 years ago (June 1976), when Richard Kosnar found some of the finest color Amazonite from Colorado extant. This piece is completely unrepaired. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.