Amethyst (Pella, Northern Cape, South Africa)
Pella, Northern Cape, South Africa. 45mm tall x 20mm x 20mm.
At a glance the specimen looks like a broken chip - put it under the light and then you will understand why i spend a lot of time in that area chasing these specimens. They are simply the best Amethyst one can find in South Africa. Sadly one generally has to break them to see this as they are generally heavily covered with the red "hematite" that makes the quartz from that area so sought after. This specimen is really eye catching but will need some back lighting to bring out the full effect (Note shot in a light box to show the fulle effect)