4.3" Amethyst Crystal Cluster on Matrix - Brynsåsen Quarry, Norway

This is a stunning cluster of amethyst crystals that was collected from the Brynsåsen Quarry in Stange, Norway. The crystals have purple coloration throughout that only intensifies near the terminations. A section of the matrix has been left attached in an aesthetic fashion, and has been cut flat for presentation purposes.

The amethyst cluster is 4.3" long and the entire specimen measures 4.2 x 3.8".

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Brynsåsen Quarry, Stange, Innlandet, Norway
SIZE
4.3" amethyst cluster, entire specimen 4.2 x 3.8"
ITEM
#177274