Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Cascabel mine, Ladron District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Cabinet, 9.5 x 5.9 x 5.5 cm
Socorro County is known mostly for the Blanchard Mine and its fine fluorites, galenas and linarites - but check out this find of dramatically sceptered AMETHYST crystals on a matrix of massive quartz, from the Cascabel Mine! Dave Stoudt picked this piece up at the Socorro Symposium in 2003.