World’s biggest amazonite array

Birthed a billion years ago from hot fluids coursing through the geologic veins that underpin Pikes Peak, these giant crystals are the rarest of the rare. They lay hidden until a few years ago when Joe Dorris and family pulled them out of a muck-filled crack. With one wipe of a towel, their green came through and it was clear that these crystals would go down in history as some of the most spectacular ever discovered.

James Hagadorn, PhD

Tim & Kathryn Ryan Curator of Geology

Kristen A. MacKenzie, MS

Earth Sciences Collections Manager

Nicole Neu-Yagle, MS

Earth Sciences Assistant Collections Manager

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