Amethyst 5 ½” Crystal Cluster
This high-quality Amethyst Cluster from Brazil is a great display piece and a wonderful gift for your favorite mineral aficionado. This piece is mostly medium size crystals with inclusions of calcite and Cacoxenite throughout.
Amethyst is, perhaps, the best loved of all the quartz varieties. Its warm purple glow is a favorite in home decorating and its widely used as a Feng Shui element. Place in your wealth corner and see what happens! Amethyst's purple color is due to small amounts (about 40 parts per million) of iron impurities in the crystal structure of quartz. It is the traditional and modern birthstone for those born in the month of February.
Please note that the color of Amethyst varies significantly from light to deep purple in different light sources.
Dimensions: 5½" x 4½" x 2 ¾"
Mineralogy: Amethyst's purple color is due to small amounts (about 40 parts per million) of iron impurities in the crystal structure of quartz. Amethyst has been found in siliceous volcanics, occurring as macroscopic crystals and druzy coverings inside of agate-lined cavities, often forming geodes. Amethyst also occurs in quartz veins.
Please Note: This is not a one of kind item. You will receive a specimen with similar quality and characteristics.