Quartz (Var: Amethyst) : SiO2

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Quartz (Var: Amethyst) : SiO2

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Dimensions: 13 cm x 10.5 cm x 8.7 cm

13 x 10.5 x 8.7 cm. This specimen is a very important old classic for amethyst, and a scarcely seen item in even the most prominent old collections. It is also very large. It consists of a plate of rock matrix, upon which are intensely purple gem crystals, to almost 2 cm. They sparkle like glass. It is not pristine, but is nearly so with only a few minor dings (and probably is 120-plus years old, so you should give a little leniency). It is accompanied by an old Ward’s label from the mid-1900s (probably 1930s-1940s) and also a New York State Museum label. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.

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Photo added: 5th Apr 2008