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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
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.

Amethyst
stock #AX-24-388
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
6.7 x 4.2 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

Lots of good Amethyst has been found from time to time over the past decades in Vera Cruz, Mexico. This piece is far better than most of this size with the most desirable white matrix and perfectly zoned crystals. In undamaged condition, the specimen is much better in person, the glassy faces and color are hard to capture in photos. We selected this piece and a few others from the finds of 2016 when they first arrived in the USA.

Amethyst
stock #17.1-101
Cerro de Concordia, Piedra Parada
Veracruz, Mexico
9.4 x 7 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A flowerlike arrangement of large, gem clear and perfectly undamaged crystals perched on matrix. The two largest crystals are sceptered, though that is best seen on the backside of this piece. The best specimens in this more recent find (2017) were sculptural and had great color, luster and form, somewhat differnt from previous discoveries in this zone yet still recognizable as clearly from Veracruz. This is such a recent piece, flawless and the overall esthetics are top percentile. The matrix has a nice dusting of drusy colorless Quartz on the front side which makes a nice contrast with the Amethyst.

Andradite- gemmy, older specimen
stock #18.1-270

Veracruz, Mexico
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A bright and attractive thumbnail of gem clear Garnets from Vera Cruz that was added to the Les Hitchings collection in 1983. This is an almost perfect match to the look of the new find of Andradites from Vera Cruz in 2016. The new find was very big news since no one had ever seen such fine garnets from that area, and there was speculation that they came from elsewhere, no exact locality was given. The new find was quickly exhausted but this specimen shows that area has in the past produced some very pretty Andradite, and perhaps it will again someday.