Amethyst on Quartz
Large Cabinet, 23.5 x 19.3 x 12.0 cm
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
Large specimens from these new Georgia finds are uncommon, and large plates with amethyst on MATRIX even more so. Here, we have a veritable RING of amethyst crystals, all bright and lustrous and glassy as you could wish for, perched smack dab in the center of a contrasting crystallized quartz matrix! The plate split cleanly in half during miing and so has a repair through the middle, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to see, from the display face, and only shows on the back side. I think the magnitude of the piece, its size and condition overall, and the fact tha tthe repair is so clean, all combine to make this a relative bargain because it would cost something like 25k otherwise and look no better. The crystals measure to 2 inches across and again, are so sharp and glassy that the quality just redefines what you can expect in a US amethyst specimen - Georgia is the new king of US amethysts as far as I am concerned. I obtained this personally from the miners, at Tucson.