Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

Attention quartz and Dalnegorsk collectors: Dalnegorsk AMETHYST! This is one of 4 specimens we got from a very small, surprising find in 2006. The specimens are not world-class for the species, but the importance here is the locality; and, actually, they ARE rather pretty, with good transparency, glassy luster and a very delicate lavender color. Most of the asymmetry here is due to contacts: contact on this specimen is natural, where the crystals pressed up against other now-missing crystals around them; there is only one area of shallow damage in the lower-front. Still, very pretty, most unusual for the locale.