Amazonite with Smoky Quartz on Cleavelandite
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 7.0 x 5.6 cm
Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
A classic, balanced combination of the big three minerals from this locality, all in unusual aesthetic balance: Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, and both of them nestled atop a ball of white cleavelandite. Small white quartz shards add an interesting accent, as well. This specimen is an old piece, not through a modern lab. It can probably be "upgraded" a bit through boiling acid and chemistry, but I like the natural look, with bits of iron stain still embedded.