R. A. Kosnar Yucca Hill Claim, near Steven’s Ranch, Lake George area, Park County, Colorado
This is a superb specimen from one of the most storied and well known districts in Colorado. The pegmatites near the Lake George area of Colorado have produced what most collectors and dealers consider to be some of the finest crystallized Goethite specimens from the standpoint of superb color, top quality, large crystals, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This particular specimen it is an outstanding display piece featuring good quality, rather LARGE, sharp, lustrous, golden-black "blades" of Goethite forming a beautiful crystallized, multi-directional “spray” which is associated with a sharp, lustrous, gemmy purplish colored crystal of “Onegite” (Amethyst included with Goethite) on the underside of the piece. The largest Onegite measures about 12 mm. The quality is incredibly good for Goethite from the area, despite a few “bruises” here and there, and the piece is crystallized all the way around save the bottom where it detached from the pocket. Crystallized specimens like this are few and far between from Colorado.