Quartz Var. Amethyst With Sphalerite
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 15.9 x 13.3 x 6.9 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
Amethyst is very rare from Naica and large crystals literally almost unheard of - which makes this specimen a killer for the locale. Lustrous and translucent, light purple-colored amethyst crystals to 12.5 cm in length, form a floater bow-tie cluster! They have small bits of attached sphalerite in back, as the only contact. Although not gemmy, nor glassy like Guerrero or VeraCruz amethysts, this is a significant specimen in the size, habit, and locality representation departments. It is also very aesthetic, on its own merits.