Moroccan amethyst was not officially recognized until 2010. For over 40 years, nomads had been finding these vibrant purple crystals in the Anti-Atlas mountain range. This amethyst has become highly sought after for its purple zoning and flashes of red hematite inclusions.
Amethyst is arguably the most popular mineral known to man. Many people are familiar with the beauty of its purple hues. Amethyst is a variation of quartz that contains trace amounts of iron. When the mineral is exposed to radioactive gamma rays, it is irradiated, producing the purple color we know and love. The saturation of the amethyst depends on the amount of iron present.
Amethyst is a near-perfect health stone. It is used for relieving nightmares and insomnia. It enhances focus in both meditation and protection from psychic attacks. Amethyst is often used to help soothe the nervous system.
Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Location: Adrar Tirecht Bou, Oudi, Souss-Massa Region, Morocco
You will receive the perky box specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.