Quartz var. Amethyst
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Quartz var. Amethyst

Specimen # 102128
Mineral: Quartz var. Amethyst
Location: Quartz var. Amethyst, Potosí, Bolivia
Size: 4.8 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm


Detailed Description

This is a nice combination of light purple amethyst crystals with colourless/white calcite crystals. The amethyst crystals are mostly transparent and are translucent in places. They are sharp with bright glassy lustre, In excellent condition, a couple of minor chips under magnification, and a couple of incomplete crystals at the periphery. A pretty piece.

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About These Amethyst Specimens

These beautiful amethyst specimens are from a new occurrence, discovered in late 2017. They were found by farmers, at the edge of a field area, at the base of bordering hills. There isn’t more specific information about the locality at this time – I’m told that this is because it is in an unnamed remote area of Potosi, not near to any named settlement or named geographic feature. The specimens in this update are the best I’ve seen from the locality to date.

Additional information

Dimensions 21 × 48 × 46 cm