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Amethyst Sceptre

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Amethyst Sceptre

ex Peter Tye Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Handeni District, Tanga Region, Tanzania (United Republic)
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 0.7 × 1 cm
Description

An unusual bent, possibly twinned amethyst crystal forming a sceptre on a thin crystal of quartz. The amethyst shows variations in intensity of colour as well as various inclusions.  These consist of tiny black spherules,small divergent sprays and needles of a golden brown colour - all are probably goethite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amethyst

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Purple

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