Amethyst Quartz Crystal with Lovely Bubble - NBB 221

Amethyst quartz crystal with lovely bubble



Measurements:  58 x 31 x 23 mm     

Description:  A quartz crystal with amethyst colouring, ranging from medium to light purple, with a lovely bubble (see image top right) towards the middle of one of the termination facets. It measures about 2 mm in diametre and moves in a cavity of 5 mm.  A few mm from there is something that can perhaps be a bubble / trapped air measuring about 7 mm in diametre, but it does not appear to move.

There are lovely growth and termination patterns, gas and and numerous (mostly reddish) very minute hematite specks. 

A small nick on the termination facet ridge, just above the rock-like bits of matrix. At the narrower end there is a small flaw.

Weight of Specimen:  54.4 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NBB 221

US $ 95

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