Here we have a gorgeous amethyst specimen covered in druzy crystals. This piece showcases a few different shades of purple, really adding to its depth. One unique feature of this specimen is the baby, double-terminated calcites present. As you can see in the photos, there are four cute little calcite crystals that just pop against a purple background. This specimen is quite heavy for its size. It would make a great display piece for any home or office.
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. Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil produces the world's greatest concentration of amethyst specimens. It most commonly occurs in large volcanic geodes that are cut open to display their inner beauty.
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
Size: 6.0 x 4.75 x 4.25 in.
Weight: 51.30 oz
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