• Quartz var. Amethyst with Prehnite, Epidote and Calcite
  • Quartz var. Amethyst with Prehnite, Epidote and Calcite
  • Quartz var. Amethyst with Prehnite, Epidote and Calcite
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Quartz var. Amethyst with Prehnite, Epidote and Calcite

$3,500.00   €3,113  £2,650.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20650
I have had the privilege of collecting in the spectacular landscape of the Goboboseb Mountains in Namibia but, sadly, did not encounter a specimen such as this!  Quartz Amethyst with Prehnite, Epidote and Calcite on a mid-grey volcanic matrix makes a spectacular specimen displaying colourless to delicate violet Amethyst, lime to peppermint green Prehnite and intensely dark green Epidote which displays an intense coal-black.  If that were not enough, several curved rhombic colourless to light grey Calcite crystals are scattered between the other crystals.  The tallest Amethyst attains an impressive 5 cm and the broadest, 4.5 cm tall by 2 cm between flats.  Many of the Quartz crystals remain colourless and reasonably gemmy.  Those which are Amethyst begin as colourless then morph into delicate purple and violet.  A charming cabinet specimen so characteristic of the specimens for which the Goboboseb Mountains are famous.

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 13.4 × 7.5 cm
Categories
Calcite, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Epidote, Prehnite, Quartz

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