4.2" Amethyst Crystal Cluster - Brynsåsen Quarry, Norway

This is a gorgeous cluster of amethyst crystals that was collected from the Brynsåsen Quarry in Stange, Norway. The crystals have purple coloration throughout that only intensifies near the terminations. Small amounts of pyrite can be found across this specimen.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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. The largest and best known amethyst deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst & Pyrite
LOCATION
Brynsåsen Quarry, Stange, Innlandet, Norway
SIZE
4.2 x 2.5"
ITEM
#177271