Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Amatitlan, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm

An intense grape-juice purple amethyst cluster with well-developed phantoms and faint purple caps from the famous finds of 1991 at Guerrero, a find that combined the famous color of the locality with both size AND luster. Most pockets had 1 or 2 of these qualities, but not all three in the same specimen. Still to this day, this is remembered as one of the best pockets ever from the locale, and I would argue it ranks among the best pockets of amethyst, period. The piece shows wonderfully and is nearly complete all around, with the exception of one missing termination on a minor crystal and few small contacts on the backside from other amethyst crystals in the pocket. Elegant and dramatic old classic!

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