Rockin the Rockies

Rockin the Rockies
Stowe Mtn

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A nice Combo

We dug several days on a pegmatite and I found that after cleaning some of the microcline, it turned out to be the variety amazonite.  Amazonite is highly desirable when in combination with smoky quartz.  While the amazonite is not a very deep blue green, and the smokys are small, this 12cm wide specimen did turn out well.  Note the amazonite manebach twin in the right foreground.  Several smaller combos were also found.  I suspected the crystals were amazonite when I rubbed some of the reddish mud off the crystals in the field.  Always best to take stuff home and clean it to make sure of what it is.

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