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    AMETHYST AGATE
    Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region
    Rio Grande do Sul
    Brazil
    5.98 x 5.11 x 2.42 inches (15.2 x 13 x 6.15 cm)

    While Amethyst is a fairly common mineral species, especially from Brazil, this specimen is far from typical. This highly decorative, sawn cut geode section features an additional internal element that makes this much more than just a pretty purple piece - the plate exhibits an exceedingly rare form of agate "balls" trapped in the basic structure of the crystals. This so-called "agate-eye" Amethyst has some rust-red nodules inside some of the points in addition to the rich violet hue of the overall piece. If displaying something unique is the goal, this piece has certainly achieved it. Balls of Agate have actually been trapped during and within the formation of the Amethyst crystals - an extraordinary event indeed.


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    April, 2015
    9th-16th Thursday-Thursday
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