• Quartz var. Amethyst
  • Quartz var. Amethyst
  • Quartz var. Amethyst
  • Quartz var. Amethyst
Gem Minerals

Quartz var. Amethyst

$3,500.00   €3,299  £2,840.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28263
This beautiful small cabinet specimen of Hematite-included Amethyst Quartz is recorded as from Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada, but it is safe to speculate it is specifically from the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.  The specimen forms a low domed, hedgehog-like mound of glassy, highly lustrous Quartz crystals of a good deep amethyst purple.  The chocolate brown Hematite inclusions have a preferential orientation, mainly individual spots from one direction and as a continuous film on the opposite side of the Quartz crystals.  Hence, from one side the specimen is principally purple and from the opposite side, purple tinged milk chocolate – what a combination!  Turn the specimen over and the flat cleaved base is a purer Amethyst purple, unimpaired by Hematite.  A superb Amethyst Quartz from Thunder Bay.

Details

Dimensions
4.8 × 9.4 × 7.5 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz

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