2.5" Shangaan Amethyst Scepter - Chibuku Mine, Zimbabwe

Shangaan amethyst is the trade name for beautiful, smoky amethyst mined by the Shangaan tribal people. It comes from the Chibuku mine located in Zimbabwe near the border with Mozambique. Shangaan amethyst is a relatively new find, just appearing on the commercial market in the last few years.

These distinctive crystals are often very dark in color and contain small, red hematite flake inclusions peppered throughout. These crystals are known to frequently form individual scepters and occasionally include enhydros or small bubbles of water trapped within. You can look for an enhydro in your crystal by backlighting the specimen and rotating the crystal, looking for the movement of air bubbles in water within the crystal.
Amethyst With Hematite Inclusions
Gezani Communal Land, Chibuku Mine, Zimbabwe
2.5" long