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Quartz var. Amethyst (Cactus Quartz) from Boekenhouthoek area, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

 
Quartz var. Amethyst (Cactus Quartz) from Boekenhouthoek area, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Quartz var. Amethyst (Cactus Quartz) from Boekenhouthoek area, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 48586
Mineral:Quartz var. Amethyst (Cactus Quartz)
Locality:Boekenhouthoek area, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Description:Deep purple amethyst crystals up to 30 mm long with overgrowth of smaller 2-4 mm amethyst crystals around the prism faces of the larger crystals, but they do not coat the larger terminations of the underlying crystals.
Overall Size:11x7x5.5 cm
Crystals:2-30 mm
Status: For reference only
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