12.7" Dark Amethyst Geode From Brazil - 60 lbs

 
 
This is a large, 12.7" wide amethyst geode from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It weighs 60 lbs and is full of large, dark purple amethyst crystals surrounded by clear quartz. The base has been cut flat and mounted in a black resin so that it displays nicely on a flat surface.

I nice deep pocket with large and very dark crystals on this one. An absolutely beautiful, decorative piece.

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.

FOR SALE
$625
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
10.4" tall, 12.7" wide, 9.3" deep, 60 lbs
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#34440