Hematite after Siderite on Smoky Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

R. A. Kosnar claim on Goethite Hill, near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This association is rather uncommon in the mineral world, and you just don't see specimens with such great quality and aesthetics from this area! 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 great display piece featuring sharp metallic grey pseudmorphs of Hematite after Siderite (largest measures 1.0 cm) aesthetically perched along the prism faces of translucent, sharp, deep color Smoky Quartz crystals on minor associated pink and white Microcline. Keep in mind that this specimen was collected over 30 years ago (Summer of 1977) when Richard Kosnar found some of the finest color Amazonite from Colorado extant. Don't miss out on this great Colorado "classic".

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