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Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

 
Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

DESCRIPTION:No. 54253
Mineral:Microcline var. Amazonite
Locality:Smoky Hawk Mine, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado
Description:Cluster of many interconnected amazonite crystals, the blue-green variety of microcline feldspar that is colored due to trace lead impurities. Most of the amazonite crystals have silky luster and are in parallel orientation.
Overall Size:6x5x4 cm
Crystals:15-35 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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