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Amethyst

Amethyst Crystal Specimens for Sale
Amethyst Druze
Amethyst Crystal Specimen for Sale
Freestanding Amethyst
Amethyst Crystal Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Churches/Cathedrals

 
Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils Amethyst is a form of Quartz (SiO2) that includes tiny traces of iron, creating its beautiful lavender or purple color.  Amethyst crystals commonly grow inside vugs, which are irregularly shaped hollow cavities within volcanic or sedimentary rocks.  (The term geode usually refers to more rounded or spheroidal-shaped vugs.)  Vug (also spelled vugh) comes from vooga, the Cornish word for cave.

Vugs and geodes can be formed by gas bubbles, the dissolution of sedimentary nodules, or fissures created by faulting and folding.  As mineral-laden water seeps through the hollow voids, minerals may precipitate out to form a crystal lining called druze (also spelled druse, drusy, or druzy).

The Amethyst specimens below, from Brazil and Uruguay, are pieces of druze that crystallized inside vugs or geodes.


Amethyst Druze


Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (A)
2" x 1.5" x 1"
$10.00
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Amethyst (B)
2" x 1.25" x 1.25"
$10.00
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Amethyst (C)
4.5" x 3.5" x 0.75"
$39.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)

 

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (D)
3.5" x 2.5" x 2"
$22.00

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Amethyst (E)
2.25" x 1.5" x 1"
$10.00
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Amethyst (F)
4.5" x 3.25" x 1"
$38.00
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Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (G)
(includes Calcite Crystals)
5.25" x 3.5" x 1"
$59.00

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Amethyst (H)
4" x 1.25" x 1.25"
$22.00
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Amethyst (I)
5" x 2.5" x 1"
$30.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)

 

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (J)
(includes Calcite Crystals)
4" x 2.5" x 1"
$48.00

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Amethyst (K)
3.5" x 1.75" x 1.25"
$22.00
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Amethyst (L)
3.25" x 2.75" x 1.2"
$20.00
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Amethyst (M)
6" x 4" x 1.25"
$49.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)
 

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (N)
6" x 4" x 1"
$49.00
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Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (O)
4.5" x 2" x 1"
$26.00
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Amethyst (P)
2.25" x 2.2" x 1.25"
$14.00
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Amethyst (Q)
4" x 3" x 0.8"
$24.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)

   

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (R)
3" x 2.25" x 1.2"
$28.00
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Amethyst (S)
4" x 2" x 1.5"
$29.00
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Amethyst (T)
3" x 2.75" x 1.25"
$30.00
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Freestanding Amethyst


Rocks, Minerals, and FossilsThis freestanding Amethyst comes from Uruguay, one of the world's major sources of Amethyst.  One corner or edge of each piece has been sawn off to form a smooth flat base, so the Amethyst stands upright for display.

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (Freestanding) (A)
4.5" x 2.5" x 1.25"
$46.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (B)
4" x 2.75" x 1.2"
$39.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (C)
5.5" x 2" x 1.75"
$45.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (D)
4.75" x 3.5" x 2"
$45.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)

 

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (Freestanding) (E)
4.25" x 2.25" x 1.75"
$49.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (F)
5.4" x 2.5" x 3"
$69.00
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Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (Freestanding) (G)
5.5" x 3.5" x 1.5"
$44.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (H)
5.75" x 3.75" x 1.5"
$58.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)

 

Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (Freestanding) (I)
4.75" x 4" x 1.5"
$48.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (J)
4.5" x 4" x 1"
$38.00
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Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst (Freestanding) (K)
4" x 3.5" x 1.5"
$69.00
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Amethyst (Freestanding) (L)
2.5" x 3.5" x 1.5"
$35.00
~ SOLD ~

 

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Amethyst Churches


Rocks, Minerals, and FossilsAmethyst Churches (also called Amethyst Cathedrals) are created by cutting Amethyst vugs in half.  (Vugs are irregularly shaped cavities inside volcanic or sedimentary rocks where minerals crystallize to form a lining called druze.)

These Amethyst Churches are from Brazil, one of the world's major sources of Amethyst.  The Brazilian mines usually add cement to the base of each church to create a smooth flat surface for display.  For esthetic reasons, they also paint the exterior a shade of green that matches the host rock.
 
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Church (A)
7.5" x 6" x 3.5"
$159.00
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Amethyst Church (B)
13.5" x 7" x 4"
$225.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Amethyst specimen shown in each photo.)
 
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Crystal Mineral Specimen for Sale
Amethyst Church (C)
9.5" x 7" x 5.5"
$225.00
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Amethyst Church (D)
11" x 8.75" x 6"
$225.00
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