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Amethyst - sceptered crystal
stock #21.1-219
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
4.7 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $160

A small, well-composed specimen of Amethyst perched on a contrasting matrix with a druse of greenish Epidote. From the prolific finds at Piedra Parada, the Amethyst is distinctly sceptered and in perfect condition. These Amethyst when they are perfect like this are one of the best current values in minerals. We hope the locality can continue to produce for a long while.

Amethyst - radiating cluster
stock #17.1 099
Cerro de Concordia, Piedra Parada
Veracruz, Mexico
5.1 x 5 x 2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $190
Late Summer 2021

Flawless, gemmy and highly lustrous, a simple cluster of Veracruz Amethyst formed by doubly terminated crystals. In exceptional condition there are a few small bits of adhering matrix but overall this is just Amethyst. This locality is unique in the world for look and quality of the Amethyst. These represent a great value in the mineral world. The arrangement of these crystals in a star cluster is also a hallmark of the Piedra Parada zone. It is almost impossible to appreciate fully the glass-like nature of this specimen in photos.

Amethyst - doubly terminated / sceptered
stock #21.1-220
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
5.8 x 5.3 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Early summer 2021

A super small cabinet specimen of a very sharp single Amethyst crystal on contrasting matrix. From the Veracruz finds at Piedra Parada which have been a fantastic source of beautiful yet affordable Amethyst. In perfect condition, the Amethyst is a deeper purple at the base and is lighter in color at the termination. It is also doubly terminated (part of the lower termination is in the matrix) and a small extension at the lower termination makes this technically a scepter though it is not obvious. The Amethyst is firmly attached to the matrix but only at a tiny point. It is clear from this why so few larger crystals in this area are still on matrix. The matrix is a drusy quartz with a yellow to greenish hue. The rich color and sparkle are hard to capture but they are better in person.

Amethyst - scepter
stock #AX7-210-(635)
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
6 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
new year 2021

A fine, sharp and richly colored scepter from the great discoveries at Piedra Parada in Veracruz. This piece was in the Larry White Collection and retains his handmade wooden base. The termination has some skeletal or hoppered faces and some smooth faces. From most angles this looks perfect by naked eye but magnification shows some very small chips. Despite that this is far better condition and form than is typical for the locality.

Amethyst scepters
stock #17.1-083
Washington Camp, Patagonia Mts, Santa Cruz County
Arizona, United States
6.2 x 3.6 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
new year 2021

A very nice Arizona Amethyst from Washington Camp. Formerly in the Koster Collection. The milky Quartz shafts have a tapering before the purple scepter tops formed and those tips are slightly offset. This makes an unusual form that reminds me of candle flames. In fine condition and displaying well from several angles, a very good example of a classic USA scepter cluster.

stock #7.AE-267
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
7.8 x 4 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new year 2021

A sizable, slightly bulging Amethyst crystal on matrix from Veracruz. The habit looks very much like Namibian Quartz but this is from the famed finds at Las Vigas, and is a bit unusual for the locale. In fine condition, no damage at all and filled with internal bubbles, the termination is transparent and slightly zoned. An older specimen that is unlike any of the recent finds and displays very well, better in person.

HOLD Amethyst - Grape Chalcedony/Agate
stock #HOLD 17.1-285
Manakarra, Mumuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province
Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
6.3 x 5.7 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
new year 2021

One of the most exciting and attractive finds of the past few years were these "Grape Agates" or Chalcedony spheres from Sulawesi. Now more correctly called botryoidal Amethyst, this material is unique in the mineral world and can be incredibly attractive. This is a select piece, well-formed on all sides with the desirable bicolor (green and purple) areas. The color on this piece is a good deep grape purple and the "front" is also covered with drusy Quartz that adds the most desired sparkling luster. In fine condition as seen, better specimens from this find are among the best values on the mineral market today, however recent mining has not been producing much of the higher quality.

Amethyst scepter - older Korean
stock #19.1-802
South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
3.1 x 2.3 x 1.8 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $150
new year 2021

Zoned Amethyst scepter with a darker purple tip. The shaft is partly hidden from some angles but it is a darker smoky Quartz. From Eonyang in South Korea, Ex John Buckley collection which he had obtained from Pat Barker who once had spent some years living in and collecting the minerals of Korea. Minor chipping is noted that is almost impossible to see without magnification, This is in much better condition than typical. Just a hair too large to be a thumbnail, but could be trimmed to meet the standard if desired.