14.9" Amethyst Cluster (42 lbs) - Massive Points

 
 
 
 
This is a beautiful amethyst crystal cluster that was collected from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It weighs 42 lbs and consists of large, sparkling, purple amethyst crystals. The amethyst cluster is accompanied by a wooden display stand. When on the stand, the cluster is 11.7" wide, 10" deep and 13.3" tall. It displays wonderfully both on and off the stand, depending on preferred presentation. Without the stand, the cluster is 14.9" wide, 11.7" deep and 7.1 tall.

Great color and large, undamaged crystals on this fine specimen. There is evidence of some minor polishing to a couple of the crystal faces. Two terminations contain minor chipping.

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.

Much of the world’s amethyst comes from extensive deposits in Southern Brazil that have been heavily mined for about a century. The amethyst occurs in large cavities or geodes within volcanic rocks and the coloration and crystal size can vary greatly.

FOR SALE
$995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
Without Stand - 14.9" wide, 11.7" deep, 7.1 tall, 42 lbs
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#65149