Amethyst Scepter Thumbnail Specimen from Calipuy Mine, Peru
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This is an amethyst scepter thumbnail specimen from Calipuy Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru. This locale is known for very distinct amethyst scepter specimens, with translucent light purple terminated tips and opaque white quartz bodies. Amethyst is a form of quartz that gets its color from naturally irradiated iron ions, and has been a valued gem for decoration and collection since prehistoric times. Scepter specimens occur when a change in the growth habit happens during the crystal's formation. This specimen has one larger amethyst scepter with a nice, light purple termination and a smaller amethyst growing from the base matrix rock as well as other white quartz crystals around them.
This specimen is approximately 15mm x 16mm x 16mm. You will also receive a complimentary 'perky' display box and a label card with the mineral name and the locale where it was mined.