• Quartz Var Amethyst
  • Quartz Var Amethyst
  • Quartz Var Amethyst
  • Quartz Var Amethyst
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Quartz Var Amethyst

ID: CC1059

A very fine specimen of Amethyst from a Cornish mine that only closed in the 1990s when the pumps were switched off. This specimen probably came from the polymetallic B lode in the 1980s. The Amethyst forms a plate of sharply formed pyramidal crystals to 3.5cm tall. The Amethyst actually forms a gemmy cap to 0.6cm thick over milky crystals of drusy vein Quartz. The pinkish purple Amethyst exhibits deeper purple phantoms underlying the terminations. A terrific rare (for Cornwall) specimen of well formed Amethyst from one of Cornwall's last working tin mines. 

Details

Dimensions
17.0 × 12.2 × 4.7 cm
Categories
Locality
Wheal Jane, Kea, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz

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