4.1" Sparkly, Pink Amethyst Geode Half - Argentina

This is an exceptional find out of Argentina, featuring true pink amethyst crystals, collected from the Choique Mine. It occurs in geodic formations or cavities lined with crystals. This geode half is 4.1" wide and comes with an acrylic display stand.

The material has been analyzed at the California Institute of Technology and was described as "purplish pink amethystine quartz additionally coloured by microscopic hematite particles". They are not rose quartz or pink quartz as classically defined".

So, it's formed by the same processes that give amethyst its purple color, but by definition amethyst is purple not pink. So, we are left with a conundrum of what to call it, but since the majority of people seem to be calling it "pink amethyst" we will stick with that label.

Quartz var. Pink Amethyst
Choique Mine, Pehuenches, Neuquen, Argentina
4.1 x 3.1"