Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm
This find has turned out what are widely considered amongst the best amethysts ever found in America. They have an intense lavender glow about them that is reminiscent of Bolivian amethyst (but of course, good specimens are much scarcer from this find). With its fine glassy luster and wonderful glowing color, this specimen embodies what makes these so sought-after; this was mined by and is from the personal collection of mine co-owner Ryan Bowling, author of a recent article on this quarry.