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Amazonite Smoky Quartz & Albite Var Cleavelandite

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Amazonite Smoky Quartz & Albite Var Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
38 × 28.5 × 15.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
13.50cm
Weight: 
17 840.00gr
Description

Some informations first: As far as I know, all big amazonite specimens with several crystals are glued together, 'reconstructed'.
What most people don’t realize is, a lot of the top specimens are manipulated in other fashions too, mostly even the color is enhanced, cracks are invisibly covered, etc. For more informations about what can and has been done with this material, please enquire.

This specimen with huge amazonite, smoky quartz and cleavelandite crystals is a museum piece by sheer size. Hard to get one of those dimensions. It is rough, ‘unfinished’ material. Just glued together. Nothing embellished, nothing enhanced, as natural as it can be. Not even cracks covered.
This monster is so big, we couldn't fit it in our regular lightbox. Photos are ‘hipshots’ with bad lighting,  etc. Best we could come up with. We had to enhance color and contrast a bit. The reddish brown is a much paler ‘normal’ brown without that heavy contrast. The weight is almost 18 kilos.

The price is a bargain for someone who wants it 'natural' or has the possibillities to professionally 'restore' it. With some work and money put in the result could be worth a high fiive- or even a six-figure sum.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amazonite

Variety Of: 

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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Inland Germany 4.50
20
Europe and Rest of World 6.70
45
Rest of World 40.00+ (please enquire)
110

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