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Amethyst - modern classic
stock #15.1-821
Municipio Las Vigas de Ramirez
Veracruz, Mexico
7.5 x 3.7 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Early summer 2023

Two fine, gem clear and perfect Amethyst crystals stand on a thin matrix. Ex Doug Ervin collection, this is an older specimen from some of the first modern finds some decades ago. Las Vigas has become very well-known in the mineral world, there have been several outstanding finds from time to time, most being a little different from previous discoveries. Amethysts from Vera Cruz are among the very best of the world. This is a choice piece with especially vivid color and clarity.

Amethyst - scepter with negative termination
stock #AX-32-052
Tamil Nadu, India
6.1 x 4.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Fall 22

A most unusual Quartz with a perfect stepped hexagonal cavity in place of the typical pointed termination. A very esthetic piece with no damage. From the amazing finds at Karur, this specimen has a complex matrix of Quartz, Calcite and Muscovite that holds the 4.2 CM main Quartz scepter. The upper section or head is a glassy deep purple Amethyst while the shaft is Smoky Quartz.

Amethyst with Lepidocrocite inclusions
stock #22.1-613
Tamil Nadu, India
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $250
Fall 22

A row of gemmy sceptered Amethyst crystals showing fine form. From the remarkable and unique deposits in the Karur area of Tamil Nadu (India), these crystals show inclusions of red to golden needles of Lepidocrocite. A pretty piece with very bright purple color concentrated in the terminations. The terminations are well-defined and undamaged.

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
New Year 22

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 - 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.