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Quartz (Var: Amethyst) : SiO2, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz) : SiO2

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Quartz (Var: Amethyst) : SiO2, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz) : SiO2

Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 4.5 cm x 2.1 cm x 1.9 cm

4.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm. A superb specimen with an intense gemmy amethyst sceptre atop of a stalk of smoky quartz. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.


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PhotosAmethyst - Pohndorf Mine, Toll Mountain, Boulder Batholith, Jefferson Co., Montana, USA

27th Mar 2015 14:37 GMTMadelynn Cypher

I have a question. Can someone please help me. I am doing an english paper on amestyst and I really would love to learn about the history and background of the purple quartz amethyst

27th Mar 2015 15:55 GMTRob Woodside Manager

Welcome to Mindat! Perhaps this is useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethyst

27th Mar 2015 19:49 GMTJamison K. Brizendine Expert

I know Rob is trying to be helpful, but Madelynn, I am going to caution you briefly about citing and using Wikipedia as a source. Being a former high school teacher, my students were not allowed to cite Wikipedia as it isn't a peer-reviewed, scholarly source (the case being anyone can edit Wikipedia articles). That policy was actually implemented district-wide (7-12 grade) and not just in my classroom. I don't think any information in that particular article would be incorrect, but I would check with your teacher about their policy using and citing Wikipedia articles.


If you want a quick online source about amethyst, I will point you to Amir Akhaven's website here, : http://www.quartzpage.de/amethyst.html


Also there is a recently book published about Amethyst as well:


Balzer et al., 2012, Amethyst: Uncommon vintage: Lithographie, Ltd.; 1 Edition edition, 129 p.
 
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