14PE7 Quartz var. Amethyst
Cantera Otoca, Ica Department, Peru
8.1x 5.1x 4.1 cm
$460

Another new find, deep purple amethyst crystals on a quartz matrix, from a quarry in Ica, a coastal area about 200 km south of Lima.

 

I have seen amethyst from Peru in the past, but the color has never been particularly deep.  

 

The specimens from this new occurrence however, are another story. The color is every bit as deep as Uruguay, and probably even a bit brighter.








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