Amethyst (reverse scepters)

Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This specimen is a nice thumbnail size piece consisting of good quality, sharp, gemmy, lustrous, prismatic, lavender "reverse" scepter and simple prisms of Amethyst measuring up to 1.6 cm associated with white, modified rhombohedra of Calcite and underlaing greenish "Chlorite" on matrix. Amethyst is not commonly found in the western part of Bolivia, but a common species like CALCITE is unusually rare from Bolivia. This piece is remarkable for Bolivia as it features a type of crystallization that is virtually unheard of for this country. A good piece for the quality and rarely seen crystal habit.

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