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Quartz var. Red Amethyst from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay

 
Quartz var. Red Amethyst from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay

Quartz var. Red Amethyst from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay

Quartz var. Red Amethyst from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay

DESCRIPTION:No. 50586
Mineral:Quartz var. Red Amethyst
Locality:Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay
Description:Large elongated quartz geode lined with transparent colorless quartz crystals to 20 mm long with overgrowth of unusual pink quartz crystals to 1 mm, commonly sold as Red Amethyst. The pink color appears to be caused by a thin layer of hematite.
Overall Size:22x13x10 cm
Crystals:0.5-20.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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