Amazonite and Smoky Quartz
Hawk Mine, Teller County, Colorado
Amazonite and Smoky Quartz specimens from the Pikes Peak region are highly prized for the fantastic contrast of color and form between the blocky, blue-green crystals of amazonite and the lustrous, prismatic dark brown crystals of smoky quartz. Several characteristics make this specimen exceptional. The color of the amazonite is an amazing deep blue-green and the smoky quartz is a rich, dark brown. It features a focal 12 cm smoky quartz crystal rising out of a cluster of blue-green Amazonite. One could not ask for a better balance and arrangement of the smoky quartz and amazonite crystals. This is an impressive specimen sure to attract the serious collector of American minerals.