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Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

 
Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Amethyst from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

DESCRIPTION:No. 73137
Mineral:Quartz var. Amethyst
Locality:Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
Description:Large vein of lustrous transparent purple amethyst quartz crystals in greenish basalt. The amethyst crystals filled a void between rounded basalt pillow-shaped formations that formed under water. Many of the amethyst crystals are facet grade. From my personal collection #282; collected ca. 1989
Overall Size:18x13x7 cm
Crystals:5-17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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