• Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz

Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz

$200.00   €163  £140.00 approx.  

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ID: CC17118
A 14.2 x 6.5 cm bed of pale purple tinted Amethyst Quartz interspersed with opaque milky Quartz crystals from the Wheal Remfrey China Clay Pit near to St Austell in Cornwall.  The china clay pits in this region of Cornwall produced a whole suite of fine minerals of distinct character for their association with the process of kaolinization of the granite’s Feldspar.  As the Feldspar altered, minerals such as Quartz remained inert and stable, so excellent specimen like this remained within the clay.  The Amethyst crystals display pale lilac faces with darkened purple edges.


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6.5 × 14.2 × 6.0 cm
Quartz and Agate
Wheal Remfrey China Clay Pit, St. Enoder, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, Europe

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Minerals on specimen

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