Specimen #700

Name: Amethyst

Type: Mineral

Locality: Brandberg, Namibia

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 7.9 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm

Weight: 90

Acquired: 2008-06-05

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: This is a large crystal of amethyst from Brandberg, famous for their beautiful "blushes" of internal color (rather than being all purple), along with gemminess and surface luster. With Guerrero, Las Vigas, Georgia (recently) and a few other places, Brandberg is one of the few sources of amethyst specimens that end up in fine collections (vs. amethyst by the ton from Brazil, etc.).

Minerals: Amethyst

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Amethyst, Brandberg, Namibia - 7.9 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm


Amethyst, Brandberg, Namibia, 7.9 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm


Amethyst, Brandberg, Namibia


Amethyst, Brandberg, Namibia