3.2" Quartz Crystal Cluster - Namibia

This quartz cluster was collected in the Goboboseb Mountains of Namibia. The darkening around (inclusions as well) the crystals is likely attributed to epidote crystals. This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia
SIZE
3.2" long, 2.2" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#46035