Quartz, var. Amethyst
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Quartz, var. Amethyst

Specimen # 102326
Mineral: Quartz, var. Amethyst
Location: Quartz, var. Amethyst, Purple Flame Pocket, Cabbaras Co., North Carolina, USA
Size: 4.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm


Detailed Description

This is a very aesthetic quartz specimen. The top crystals cascade down from right to left, over top of the underlying/lower, dark-coloured, crystal. These top crystals are very lightly amethystine – the only darker purple colour is in the underlying dark crystal, visible with backlighting. The top crystals are sharp and have good lustre. In excellent condition – no damage. A particularly nice arrangement of quartz crystals from this small find.

About these Quartz Specimens

These specimens are from a 2018 find at a road construction project, which has now been completed. Most of the specimens were relatively lightly amethystine with sceptred growth over darker core crystals.