Wide, 8.3" Amethyst Crystal Point - Minas Gerais, Brazil

 
This is a huge, 8.3" long Amethyst point from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is over 6" wide and has a great termination. It displays very nicely on a flat surface.

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
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
Point 8.3" long, 6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#78150