• QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
  • QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
  • QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
  • QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
  • QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
  • QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”
Gallery

QUARTZ Var. “AMETHYST”

$5,000.00   €4,506  £4,120.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8729
A large cabinet sized display double-terminated Quartz, variety “Amethyst” measuring 16.1 cm from the Goboboseb Mountains in Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.  Although labelled as the Goboboseb Mountains, the specific locality is most likely the quarries at Tafelkop where the basalt pockets are mined for mineral specimens. The outer prism faces and terminations are of colourless Quartz, which progressively intensifies to a core of rich amethystine purple. The terminations, whose faces display stepped triangular “windows”, contain layered buff-tan clay inclusions. Midway along this crystal, a similarly terminated 4.5 cm Quartz crystal protrudes at almost 90 degrees. A spectacular example of Quartz from this remote, but classic, locality.

Details

Dimensions
16.1 × 8.1 × 5.1 cm
Categories
Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Amethyst, Quartz

Related Mineral Specimens

Cosalite in Quartz
$290
 Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, Europe
A rare for the location two specimen of Cosalite from Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria....
Scheelite on Quartz
$600
 Cínovec / Zinnwald, Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts, Saxony & Ústí Region, Germany & Czech Republic
Scattered and clustered crystals of Scheelite are grown on a thin section of Quartz from the...
Epidote with Quartz
$450
 Green Monster Mountain, Prince Of Wales Island, Alaska, USA, North America
An excellent specimen of lustrous Green Monster Epidote, well-formed dark olive green crystals...
BOURNONITE with QUARTZ and FLUORITE
$3,500
 Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia
A super crystal specimen of bright metallic grey Bournonite on gemmy-translucent prismatic crystals...