Amethyst
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Boekinhoutshoek area, Mkobola district, South Africa    <br /><br />4 1/2" across <br /><br />Ex Uli Bahrmann collection. I bought this piece from Gunther Hoppe and Robert Sielecki at the Tucson Show in 2006. <br /><br />This is a wonderful specimen of amethyst from an isolated and rare locality for the following reasons: <br /><br />(a) The color is pleasing. The piece is deep purple in color. <br /><br />(b) All of the quartz crystals are as lustrous as polished glass. <br /><br />(c) The piece is free of damage. All of the tips, other vertices and edges of the quartz crystals are in pristine condition. <br /><br />(d) Most importantly, small drusy amethyst crystals selectively cover the side faces of the large elongated amethyst crystals. <br /><br />As a result of all of the above, this is a "stand out" specimen of amethyst from a rare locality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was bought from Robert Sielecki at the Tucson Show in 2006.  I traded it out to Professor Stephen Smale in January 2016 during one of my visits to Hong Kong.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Jeff Scovil </p>
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