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Amethyst Flowers Palm stone - Wave Hill

Amethyst Flowers Palm stone - Wave Hill

$45.00Price

This product is the exact stone pictured.

 

Australian Amethyst "Flowers" palm stone from Wave Hill NSW. This piece was hand fossicked, then cut and polished by the original fossickers. This piece is a polished cross section of an Amethyst cluster that includes flower shapes in white, smokey and purple amethyst. There are also red flecks of hematite included within the crystal.

  • Hardness + Care

    Amethyst has a hardness of 7 and is pretty sturdy in a polished form, however any specimens with crystal points should be protected as sometimes crystals become loose in their journey from underground to the surface, and can easily damage if dropped or handled roughly.

    Amethyst can be cleaned with or submerged in water with no damage to the crystal. 

  • Locality + Mining Process

    Amethyst occurs around the globe on almost every continent. Quartz or Silicon Dioxide crystals are the most common occuring mineral due to the abundance of the chemical elements Oxygen and Silicon from which it is made. Amethyst can be found in more deposits than I could write, to see a full list visit Mindat.org
    Many locations have distinct colourations or patterns for the district. Australian Amethyst is not yet prized worldwide. We are not a huge producer of Amethyst in the worldwide market, however the rarity of Australian Amethyst depending on which locality it was mined can increase the price of a collection.
     
    In Australia Amethyst is typically found in Ashburton River and Mt Phillips WA, Torrington and Wave Hill NSW and Agate Creek QLD inside Agate boulders. There are undoubtedly more Ametyst locations in Australia, however they are more tightly protected by those who mine them.
  • Crystal Description

    Amethyst is a semi precious to precious variety of Quartz crystals that displays purple colouration. The purple colouration is caused by a reaction between iron trapped in the crystal lattice, and gamma radiation that occurs naturally underground. There are many variations of amethyst regarding colour, growth, shape and clarity. Some of the more well known growth types include single points, clusters, chevron, scepters, split growth or "artichoke" and druzy. Each type is symptomatic of the conditions it was subject to at its formation. Amethyst is considered the birthstone for Feburary and has been used in jewellery since ancient Rome, it later became even more of a popular stone in the 16th century when it was considered to aid in curing drunkness and nightmares! Although we can't attest to that, it is a stunning stone. Pieces of amethyst that are pure and with deep colour are often faceted into jewells and then considered a precious stone.
     
    The rarity of amethyst depends on where it was found, its colouration, transparency, purity, growth and whether it displays any optical effects such as Ghosts or Phantoms. 
  • Crystal Profile

    To learn more about Amethyst including where it is typically mined, its chemical formular and family, visit the Amethyst Crystal Profile.

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