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Quartz, var. Amethyst

Quartz, var. Amethyst

Specimen # 200002
Mineral: Quartz, variety Amethyst
Location: Diamond Willow Mine, McTavish Twp., Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
Size: 12.7 x 9.5 x 4.7 cm
Price: $1950.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

This cabinet specimen is as sharp and brilliantly lustrous as they come. There are many hues of colour mixed together, with medium to even light purple in spots, to darker purple, with hematite inclusions of varying extent. Some of the amethyst crystals are even moderately gemmy, which you can see by inspecting with more light.  In excellent condition, there are a couple of chipped tips - the one is a longer flake visible at upper left in the third photo. Overall, the lustre and sharpness are phenomenal for a Thunder Bay amethyst, making it a top-calibre specimen for the district.

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About These Thunder Bay Amethysts
 
Amethyst from the Thunder Bay District is among the finest in North America, and specimens grace museums and private collections worldwide. The specimens in this group are truly special – they are the top quality Thunder Bay amethyst. Excellent-quality Thunder Bay amethyst is very hard to obtain, primarily because decent-sized vugs collapsed during late-stage formation and post-formation – Mother Nature has damaged the pocket contents before the first human eyes even see them. These specimens are from the collection of David Nicklin, representing the best of all specimens he and his son Ian mined at the Diamond Willow Mine over a period of over 30 years. They are absolutely remarkable for their lustre, colours and lack of damage compared to the vast majority of Thunder Bay amethysts mined over the years. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a Thunder Bay amethyst from a special lot - we don’t expect to be able to see a lot like this again in the future.
 
A new article is on the website: Thunder Bay Amethyst (click here). It features lots of photos, including an image sequence of the mining process used by by David and Ian Nicklin to recover amethyst specimens at the Diamond Willow Mine.
 
Important Note: This lot of Thunder Bay amethyst specimens is being offered jointly with my good friend and collecting partner David Joyce (www.davidkjoyceminerals.com). Different specimens are posted on each of our websites. I hope you will enjoy seeing the ones on his site too: click here.
 

Detailed Description

This cabinet specimen is as sharp and brilliantly lustrous as they come. There are many hues of colour mixed together, with medium to even light purple in spots, to darker purple, with hematite inclusions of varying extent. Some of the amethyst crystals are even moderately gemmy, which you can see by inspecting with more light.  In excellent condition, there are a couple of chipped tips - the one is a longer flake visible at upper left in the third photo. Overall, the lustre and sharpness are phenomenal for a Thunder Bay amethyst, making it a top-calibre specimen for the district.

Browse More Thunder Bay Amethysts (click here)


About These Thunder Bay Amethysts
 
Amethyst from the Thunder Bay District is among the finest in North America, and specimens grace museums and private collections worldwide. The specimens in this group are truly special – they are the top quality Thunder Bay amethyst. Excellent-quality Thunder Bay amethyst is very hard to obtain, primarily because decent-sized vugs collapsed during late-stage formation and post-formation – Mother Nature has damaged the pocket contents before the first human eyes even see them. These specimens are from the collection of David Nicklin, representing the best of all specimens he and his son Ian mined at the Diamond Willow Mine over a period of over 30 years. They are absolutely remarkable for their lustre, colours and lack of damage compared to the vast majority of Thunder Bay amethysts mined over the years. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a Thunder Bay amethyst from a special lot - we don’t expect to be able to see a lot like this again in the future.
 
A new article is on the website: Thunder Bay Amethyst (click here). It features lots of photos, including an image sequence of the mining process used by by David and Ian Nicklin to recover amethyst specimens at the Diamond Willow Mine.
 
Important Note: This lot of Thunder Bay amethyst specimens is being offered jointly with my good friend and collecting partner David Joyce (www.davidkjoyceminerals.com). Different specimens are posted on each of our websites. I hope you will enjoy seeing the ones on his site too: click here.