Amethyst & Quartz with acicular Goethite inclusions

 

Origin: Africa, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland West, Karoi District

 

Karoi Amethyst is similar to those from Chiredzi. They are normally found growing on milky Quartz crystals. An exquisite feature is some crystals are found with amazing rutile-like, acicular Goethite inclusions.

 

Amethyst is a coloured variety of Quartz, its colour can vary from light pinkish violet to a deep purple. These geodes are from ancient basaltic lavas that formed by water bubbles trapped in the lava, cooling and forming crystals.

 

The photos were taken in bright sunlight to bring out their best colours.

Amethyst & Quartz with acicular Goethite inclusions - Zimbabwe

SKU: CRSP484
$18.00Price
  • Amethyst & Quartz with acicular Goethite inclusions

    Origin: Africa, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland West, Karoi District

    Size: 64 mm x 42 mm, 78 grams

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