Dragon Minerals - Update March 31, 2019

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20409: Quartz (variety Amethyst; Muzo habit) - $30
Piedra Parada, Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico
Small cabinet - 8.0 x 6.4 x 2.1 cm (3.1 x 2.5 x 0.8 inches)
46 grams (0.10 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

This is a cluster of quartz crystals with enough pale but distinct purple color to be called amethyst. The longest individual crystal measures 7.8 cm; its is doubly terminated but the terminations are contacted or interrupted. All of the crystals show a distinct Muzo habit (every alternate face parallel to the length of the crystal pinches to nothing as it approaches the end, resulting in a triangular instead of hexagonal termination; most evident in the last photo). All of the crystals have white inclusions at the base, but these fade away quickly, with very gemmy zones at the terminations. A few scattered chips are noted, mostly to the minor terminations, otherwise the specimen is in quite good condition.

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