Dims: 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.9" (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 14.4 g
10 Percenter Mine, Teller County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a single, undamaged crystal of the variety of Microcline that is known as Amazonite. It is in near-perfect condition and has excellent triclinic prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that show a pearly luster. The crystal appears to be doubly-terminated, but one termination is incomplete due to its intergrowth with some albite, most of which has been removed. It has the standard pale aqua-blue coloration that is common for Amazonite and shows dim translucence around its edges. Besides the attached albite, there is no host rock.