Amazonite on Cleavelandite
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 6.5 x 6.1 cm
Key-Hole Vug, Ten-Percenter Mine, Teller County, Colorado, USA

This is from one of the most famous pockets of Amazonite found, of all time, for its distinctive style. The Keyhole Pocket was found June 20, 1986, and dispersed into the major collections. the previous owner from whom I exchanged this specimen, purchased it at that time. It is one of the larger crystals from this find that I have seen turn up for sale in the last 20 years, and they will ONLY come up as collections are recycled. As well, nothing quite like it has been found since, with this style of separated, isolated crystals of turquoise-blue nestled in the white matrix of bladed cleavelandite. The large crystal here is approx 7 x 5 x 4 cm. Joe Budd photos