Quartz var. Amethyst
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Quartz var. Amethyst

Specimen # 102124
Mineral: Quartz var. Amethyst
Location: Quartz var. Amethyst, Potosí, Bolivia
Size: 7.8 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm


Detailed Description

This is a calcite-crystal-lined vug hosting bright, lustrous amethyst crystals. The amethyst crystals are sharp and transparent to translucent. There are two crystals with beautiful reverse-sceptre habit, and a larger parallel-growth crystal with hollowing. In excellent condition, no damage. Stands perfectly for display as photographed. Excellent crystals and a great setting.

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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 53 × 78 × 58 cm