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Brazil. Amethyst Star Pattern #22

$75.00

1 in stock

SKU: min/staramy22-app75 Categories: ,

Description

Mineral : Amethyst Crystals 22
Size Matrix 8 ” x 6 ”
Location: Brazil
Price: 75.00

AMETHYST  BELONGS TO THE GROUP OF MINERALS THE QUARTZ FAMILY AND IS COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF SILICA ( SiO2).
THE VIOLET COLOR YOU SEE IS CAUSED BY TRACE AMOUNTS OF FERRIC IRON. AMETHYST CRYSTALS ARE FOUND IN VERTICAL HOLLOW GAS TUBES ( LIKE CATHEDRALS )  THAT FORMED IN MOLTEN BASALT. THEN THE GAS TUBES THEN BECAME FILLED WITH SILICA BEARING SOLUTIONS ( LIQUID ). AS THIS LIQUID  COOLED OFF THE AMETHYST BEGAN TO CRYSTALIZE VERY SLOWLY AND LINE  THE INSIDE OF THE GAS TUBES WALLS.

AMETHYST IS A VERY POPULAR ,SEMI PRECIOUS STONE  AND IS USED FOR FACETING ,AND JEWELRY MAKING AND CAN CUT GLASS.
THE GREEKS CALLED THIS STONE “AMETHYSTS “ MEANING WITHOUT DRUNKENNESS. THEY USED THE STONE CONSTANTLY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM OVERINDULGENCE WITH FOOD AND WINE .
AMETHYST  HAS A HARDNESS OF 7  AND BELONGING TO THE QUARTZ FAMILY OF MINERALS IT ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MINERALS ON EARTH

AMETHYST  IS ALSO  THE BIRTHSTONE  FOR FEBRUARY 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5 x 8 x 2 in