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Quartz var. Amethyst from Biedell Creek Quartz Prospects, Crystal Hill, 12.5 km northwest of La Garita, Saguache County, Colorado

 
Quartz var. Amethyst from Biedell Creek Quartz Prospects, Crystal Hill, 12.5 km northwest of La Garita, Saguache County, Colorado

DESCRIPTION:No. 19151
Mineral:Quartz var. Amethyst
Locality:Biedell Creek Quartz Prospects, Crystal Hill, 12.5 km northwest of La Garita, Saguache County, Colorado
Description:Single crystal of amethyst quartz with unusual trigonal shape and three-faced termination. The upper half of the crystals is transparent purple, the bottom half is translucent, milky color. This quartz outcrop was completely excavated by open pit mining ca. 1983
Overall Size:32x8x7 mm
Crystals:32 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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