1.1" Deep Purple Amethyst Crystal - Madagascar

This is a small, 1.1" amethyst crystal. It has excellent color, darkening the closer to the termination you get. It was collected in Madagascar and makes for an attractive miniature specimen.

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack for optimal presentation.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) that owes its violet color to natural gamma irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It is considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. The largest and best known amethyst deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay, where they are found in hydrothermally-formed geodes, but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations. They are almost always formed in medium- to high-temperature geological settings.
Quartz var. Amethyst
Ambilobe, Diana, Madagascar
1.1 x .95"