22" Amethyst Cluster (108 lbs) - Massive Points

 
 
 
 
 
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This is a massive, beautiful 22" wide amethyst crystal cluster, collected from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It weighs 108 pounds and features over two dozen large, sparkling, purple amethyst crystals. The largest of these huge amethyst points is 3.8" wide! The base is relatively flat and allows for aesthetic presentation of the crystals.

Great color and large, undamaged crystals on this fine specimen. There is evidence of some minor polishing to a couple of the crystal faces.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies.

Much of the world’s amethyst comes from extensive deposits in Southern Brazil that have been heavily mined for about a century. The amethyst occurs in large cavities or geodes within volcanic rocks and the coloration and crystal size can vary greatly.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
22" wide, 15" deep, 10 tall, 108 lbs
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#65011