Microcline v. Amazonite

Microcline v. Amazonite

Regular price $440.00
SKU:21772
Locality: Rockport, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
Dimensions: 9.0 x 11.0 x 12.0 cm

The Rockport area in Essex County, Massachusetts contains pegmatites hosted in alkali granite that have rarely produced pale amazonite microcline crystals, usually associated with smoky quartz. This is a nice specimen for the locale, featuring large, well-formed crystals set in smoky quartz. It has a great provenance as well, being from the Dr. Theo D. Rand Collection and the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. A very rare specimen for this classic old locale!

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