3.8" Pink Amethyst Geode With Calcite (NEW FIND) - Argentina

 
 
This is a NEW FIND out of Argentina, true pink amethyst from the Choique Mine. It occurs in geodic formations or cavities lined with crystals, sometimes associated with calcite such as in this piece. This piece is 3.8" wide and the crystals have an excellent dark, pink color and nice terminations.

The material has been analyzed at the California Institute of Technolog and was described as "purplish pink amethystine quartz additionally coloured by microscopic hematite particles. They are not rose quartz or pink quartz as classically defined"
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Pink Amethyst
LOCATION
Choique Mine, Pehuenches, Neuquen, Argentina
SIZE
3.8" wide, 2.1" deep
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#78673