Valenciana Mine, Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
Cabinet, 13.5 x 7.0 x 6.5 cm
Ex. University of Arizona Mineral Museum
A superb spray of very sharp, robusty colored amethyst crystals from this classic locality. The piece was mined in 1991 and was long in the Hubert Monmonier collection, which was bequeathed to University of Arizona. Sold in their recent deaccession/fundraising, this piece cleaned particularly well. It is nearly pristine, with just a tiny ding on the top. It has a great 3-dimensionality that you seldom see in these clusters, and it looks good from any direction. Joe Budd photos