223g / 0.492lbs / 7.87oz
4.05" x 2.46" x 1.65"
*May contain inclusions of Goethite - a dark reddish-brown or yellowish-brown mineral consisting of oxyhydroxide iron
Goethite inclusions can have a variety of shapes. In amethyst it often forms golden to brown needles which may form brum-shaped aggregates or spherulitic needle balls. Finely distributed, yellow to brown goethite in irregular shapes or thin layers are very common in low-temperature environments.
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its color, which varies from pale to deep purple, is derived from the combination of trace amounts of iron and aluminum, plus natural or applied irradiation. Amethyst crystals and gem rough are found in numerous locations throughout the world including Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, the USA, and Europe.