Quartz Var. Amethyst Flower
Brandberg, Namibia
Cabinet, 9.7 x 8.1 x 4.6 cm
Ex. Charlie Key; Marshall Sussman
Aesthetically nestled in a vug with minor yellow calcite, the arrangement of amethyst crystals in a radiating, floral pattern is both unmistakeable and beautiful. The individual crystals of amethyst have deep purple cores, along with skeletal terminations. The largest crystal is slightly more than 4.0 cm in length. A super mineral specimen of really unique aesthetics! Charlie Key sold the Sussmans his core Brandberg collection about 3 years ago (and has since built another due to a few lucky pockets since then) and I bought this as a fixerupper ensconced in a hunk of rock the size of a large grapefruit. Its a near miracle it survived trimming, but I had to take the risk given the potential for such a dramatic piece!