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SOLD Amethyst
stock #SOLD 12.1-094
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
5.7 x 4.9 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

A radiating circular spray of Amethyst crystals that forms a flower-like form. These flowers or suns, as they are also called, are well-known from Irai in Brazil but less well-known from Tamil Nadu in India. The Indian examples often have richer color and brighter luster, but are smaller than the Brazilian pieces. This is a choice Indian piece with excellent form, vivid color and luster, in excellent condition. Very close examination will reveal that many of the crystals a included with tiny needle crystals of golden and red color Rutile. These are still sometimes found in small quantities but the best were found in 2012, this piece is from that period.

Amethyst- flower form
stock #AX-24-412
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
8.4 x 6.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
new june 17

Bright luster, rich color and with very fine esthetics, this is a choice Amethyst flower from Karur. This form of Quartz is known from just a few locations (Brazil etc) but by far the best color, clarity and sharpest habits are from Tamil Nadu in Karur, India. This locality produces small numbers of specimens in a good year, some years there are almost none. This is far better than average, better in person. Close examination shows most crystals are thickly included with golden needles, much like Rutile but usually identified as Lepidocrocite.

Amethyst
stock #7 BRAZ 212
Irai, Alto Urugual region
Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil
12 x 9 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


Two perfect radiating clusters (suns) joined together in an impressive and esthetic piece of glasslike quartz. No damage at all, a fine purple hue that grades to a clear outer edge the piece is fully transparent and glows with even a hint of backlight. Not the typical quality, this is a fine mineral specimen for a fine collection.