Quartz v. Amethyst

Quartz v. Amethyst

Regular price $280.00
SKU:21611
Locality: Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm

Two large amethyst crystals (up to 9 cm) showing nice purple color and interesting form, from Bristol County, Rhode Island. Amethyst has been sporadically found in Rhode Island since the 18th Century, and these two crystals come from finds likely in the early 19th century. They were in the Carpenter collection, later absorbed into the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. While the crystals are incomplete, they still have most faces and considering their age and locale I would consider them quite nice. A rare American classic!

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