Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
This mine has been producing small pockets of some of the most beautiful amethyst yet found in North America; however, they are not common in this quality. This piece is complete all around, pristine, SHARP with a deep purple cap that almost looks airbrushed, rapidly transitioning into a milky white to purplish base. The piece actually consists of two crystals in parallel growth, one larger and one smaller with two distinct, and very sharp points. A very pretty miniature example of the gemmy amethyst discovered in recent years and one can see why these are so popular. Simply gorgeous! From the summer 2017 digs, found in June the week before I visited this mine to see how HARD these guys work to mine! A complete 360-degree specimen!