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Amethyst Sceptre

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Amethyst Sceptre

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Description
Locality: 
Arrastra Basin, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.70cm
Description

A very shapely crystal on a slender stem. This is one of the best sceptre localities in Colorado. They are collected from the hydrothermal veins that radiate from the Silverton Caldera. Collected in the mid 90's.
There is slight chipping as a result of the freeze/thaw cycle at this high mountain locality.

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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