3.7" Amethyst Crystal Cluster - Georgia

This is a smoky amethyst cluster from Oglethorpe County, Georgia. There is a little damage to the largest termination, however the remaining crystals are in pristine condition and have beautiful coloration.

It has a beautiful, natural horizontal presentation that doesn't require a 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.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Oglethorpe County, Georgia
3.7" wide, 2.8" tall