A Geoscience Digital Image Library

TitleAmazonite (microcline)
DescriptionAmazonite is a term used to describe green to blue microcline that is sometimes used as a gemstone. More typically, microcline (a K-feldspar) is white to tan in color. In this photo, the “pseudo-hexagonal” nature of the feldspar crystals can be seen. This specimen is 7 cm across. It comes from a well-known collecting site at the Rocket Mining Claim, near Pikes Peak, Colorado.
LocationUSA ▹ Colorado. Near Colorado Springs. Rocket Mining Claim.
PhotographerNeil Kadrmas. 2001-04-26.
CollectionDexter Perkins Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsamazonite, K-feldspar
Tech details398 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number439