Amethyst Front View
Amethyst Scale View with Quarter
Amethyst Right Side View
Amethyst Left Side View
Amethyst Three Quarter View
Amethyst Three Quarter View with Label Card

Amethyst Scepter Thumbnail Specimen from Toamasina Province, Madgascar

This is a thumbnail specimen of an amethyst scepter from Ambatondrazaka, Toamasina Province, Madagascar. This specimen has minor damage to the termination, but has a beautiful scepter form with visible growth patterns and is otherwise damage-free. 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 is approximately 2.8cm x 1.5cm x 1.2cm. You will also receive a complementary 'perky' display box and a card with the mineral name and the locale where it was mined.