Microcline var. Amazonite

Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 10.1 x 9.6 x 9.2 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

There is much to admire in this old-time, cabinet-sized cluster cluster from the Pikes Peak batholith, the world's prime producer of superb Amazonite crystals and clusters. The crystals are well-formed, have the lovely and classic green-blue color, and the largest is a significant 9.8 cm. The luster is good, and selected crystal faces have the highly-desirable, preferential white Microcline coating. Top Amazonites are always wonderful additions to any good collection, and this massive large piece would certainly qualify as impactful in any collection. 1125 grams - nearly 3 pounds in weight! Valued $3500-5000 From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.