Goethite (superb quality) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

C. H. Coil claim on Goethite Hill, near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 5.7 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/17/2009 6:30:34 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

This is a superb 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 most collectors and dealers consider to be the finest Amazonite specimens from the standpoint of superb color, top quality, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This particular specimen has no Amazonite, but it is a wonderful display piece featuring wonderful, sharp, lustrous, golden-black "blades" of Goethite forming a beautiful crystallized "spray" The reverse side of the specimen shows and unusual, but very distinct "cast" after what is most likely Quartz. For the size, quality and aesthetics, this piece is a fantastic Goethite that would fit nicely into any collection. Crystallized specimens like this are few and far between from Colorado. Valued at $900-$1000.

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