Quartz, var. Amethyst
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Quartz, var. Amethyst

Specimen # 102327
Mineral: Quartz, var. Amethyst
Location: Quartz, var. Amethyst, Purple Flame Pocket, Cabbaras Co., North Carolina, USA
Size: 4.5 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen features glassy light amethyst growth over a dark underlying quartz crystal. Viiewed with backlighting, the underlying crystal has purple zones as well. The crystals are well-formed and doubly-terminated. The amethystine overgrowth is sharp, transparent to translucent, with good lustre. In very good condition, some chipping in two spots on the left, at the termination and a bit lower – not obvious from the optimal display angle. This specimen has nicer purple than many had – it’s a good specimen 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.