3.3" Polished Amethyst Crystal Point - Brazil

This is a beautiful, purple, polished Amethyst crystal point from the mines in Brazil. It's 3.3" long the base has been cut flat so that it stands up on a flat surface. Great violet color.

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
3.3" long, 3.0" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#46052