Vera Cruz Amethyst is a unique variety of amethyst that is mined in Vera Cruz, Mexico. These species are highly sought after for their incredible luster and clarity. They come in a very wide range of purple hues, everything from soft lavenders to deep purple. It is not uncommon for specimens from this location to contain phantoms and enhydros which are pockets of water with air bubbles. This specimen has pristine crystals that contrast nicely with a warm matrix.
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: Los Vigas Mine, Vera Cruz, Mexico
Size: 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.7 in.
Longest Point: 1.7 in.
Weight: 3.15 oz
You will receive the specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.