- Quartz Var. Amethyst
- Cabinet, 11.5 x 11.4 x 7.3 cm
- Oranje River, Namibia
- Ex. Charlie Key
RARE FOR THE LOCALITY, this is an INTENSE amethyst specimen with sharp crystals on quartz matrix. Most unusual to get on matrix! These lustrous, rather equant, amethyst crystals are to 6.0 cm in length, complexly intergrown. There is no major damage to the core area, beyond a few trivial dings to secondary crystals. There is some minor edge wear here and there; and peripheral damage around the edges of the specimen, though it is relatively minor in context. The color is intense enough to be called "Siberian," and is really striking and beautiful aside from its significance for the locality - where amethyst of such hue is rare.