1.8" Inverse Scepter Amethyst Crystal Cluster - Namibia

This beautiful crystal cluster contains inverse scepter amethyst that formed from a bed of quartz. This specimen was collected from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s 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 but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia
1.8" wide