3.6" Polished Amethyst Crystal Point - Brazil

This is a beautiful, purple, polished Amethyst crystal point from the mines in Brazil. It's 3.6" 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.
Quartz var. Amethyst
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.6" long, 2.8" wide