Capurru Quarry, near Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 7.0 x 6.9 cm
Particularly intense purple crystals with the utterly brilliant luster and internal sparkle that seem to characterise this find. The largest crystal is 1.2 cm but the intense color set against the sparkling greenish (prehnite?) vug behind the gate of the crystals, makes it a special piece. Beautiful amethyst from an unusual locality, found May 2008. They are all from what the collectors (Luca and Fabrizio Ferrero) called "the labour day pocket."