8.4" Amethyst Crystal Point - Brazil

This is a 8.4" long, amethyst crystal point from Brazil. The facets of the crystal have been polished.

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.

Much of the world’s amethyst comes from extensive deposits in Southern Brazil that have been heavily mined for about a century. The amethyst occurs in large cavities or geodes within volcanic rocks and the coloration and crystal size can vary greatly.
FOR SALE
$85
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Brazil
SIZE
8.4" long
ITEM
#176281