At the 2006 Tucson, I am so glad that I followed a hunch that came over me, to go seek out the beautiful combination of Colorado Amazonite and Smoky Quartz specimens. Well, I am so glad I did. I met up with Joe Dorris who actually mines this location. Looking at the pictures he had on display, I was in awe at what the mining pits actually looked liked, and that these beauties actually came out of that hole! Joe was nice enough to spend some time with us, and explain his operation, and the process of cleaning and preparing the specimens once they are retrieved. It is quite common for many of these specimens to be found in pieces (due to geological shifts and erosion), so therefore they must be repaired. The specimens featured in the gallery are not repaired.

Like many Mineral Collectors I prefer the vitreous crystal formations, but these amazing pieces have really come to grow on me. I really love the combination of colors derived from the green-blue Amazonite combined with the brown Smoky Quartz. It creates a wonderful marriage of these two species!


Smoky Quartz & Amazonite # COM02

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Smoky Quartz and Amazonite

This very attractive miniature specimen features one larger Smoky Quartz crystal, and several smaller ones. They are all translucent, and surrounded by several nicely colored green-blue Amazonite crystals. All of the Smoky Quartz and Amazonite crystals are perfectly terminated.The overall saturation of colors is very good. Displays majestically on its own base. Not repaired!

Dimensions in cm:
5.0 x 4.5 x 3.5
Largest crystal: 3.0 high

Bread and Butter Pocket
Smoky Hawk Mine
Florissant, Teller County, Colorado, USA

Specimen # COM02
$345


Smoky Quartz & Amazonite # COM03

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Smoky Quartz (with Hematite) and Amazonite

Another fine miniature specimen featuring a very nice Smoky Quartz crystal surrounded by several nicely colored green-blue Amazonite crystals. The translucent Smoky Quartz and Amazonite crystals are perfectly terminated.The overall saturation of colors is very good. A very unique aspect of this specimen is the small, reddish, circular, coloration which is naturally occurring Hematite! You can get a close up look at this in the bottom two photos. Displays perfectly on its own base. Not repaired!

Dimensions in cm:
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.7
Largest crystal: 2.5

Bread and Butter Pocket
Smoky Hawk Mine
Florissant, Teller County, Colorado, USA

Specimen # COM03
$225


 

Smoky Quartz & Amazonite # COM01

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Smoky Quartz and Amazonite

Dimensions in cm:
4.2
x 3.0 x 2.8

Bread and Butter Pocket
Smoky Hawk Mine
Florissant, Teller County, Colorado, USA

Specimen # COM01
SOLD

 


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PLEASE NOTE: All of the photographs are not to scale. Some are enlarged to give you an accurate and an in depth view of all the details for you to see. Please always refer to specimen size in all my listings for the actual size, as this is what the final price is based on. Although picture colors can vary slightly from browsers to computers, I go to great lengths in photographing all mineral specimens with complete color accuracy, without any retouching whatsoever! My photo studio lighting consists of 4800K fluorescent lighting, which simulates the wavelengths of daylight. In some cases for a different effect I have utilized regular incandescent lighting to provide a different effect. If a specimen has knowingly been repaired, I will always disclose this information to you.