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5.2" Polished Amethyst Dinosaur Crystal Skull - Ferocious!
As if raptors weren't already mind-boggling awesome enough, we decided to add a whole other layer of intrigue and fantasy. This is a wild piece that is sure to excite any collector and is destined to be the envy of your social circle. What we have for you is an exquisitely-crafted, polished, 5.2" long raptor skull that's meticulously carved out of purple amethyst. The opportunity to own a replica dinosaur skull is now easier than you could have imagined, and you can do it in style. This skull is insanely snazzy and easily looks at home in both an Indiana Jones film and on your mantle. An overall fun piece for the casual enthusiast or anyone that enjoys really cool display pieces. A jaw-snapping good time!
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.
Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.