Dims: 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.6" (5.6 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 4.9 oz. (138.4 g)
Crystal Park, Teller County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This simple hand specimen consists of a single monoclinic prismatic crystal of Amazonite, a blue-green variety of Microcline. It is in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage along one edge of its termination. Its form is exceptional- even the breakage at its base, where it broke prior to mining, has been partly healed. Its edges are well-defined and its faces are smooth and clean, possessing a pearly luster. Though showing some discoloration, it basically has a good, moderate bluish-green coloration. Some of its prism faces are a bit more rough in texture than others, and have a characteristically paler color. The clearer ones show the thin, pale lines that make up the standard visual texture of this material. There is no host rock present. This is one of the larger Amazonite crystals that I have seen available.