£18.00 ex VAT
1 kilo of amethyst mineral specimens, these crystal beds are faded purple in colour showing typical crystal forms. Ideal for schools, educational and teaching use or for when bulk amounts are needed, specimens supplied are a range of sizes between 20 mm and 50 mm and come supplied in a polythene bag with an information card.
Amethyst is a popular mineral specimen among many, it belongs to the quartz family of minerals along with other similar species such as citrine, rock crystal and more. Amethyst is mainly sought after because of its economical price yet, deep rich purple colouration, how ever it can also be found in different hues such as a pale purple or even pale pink, the colouration is down to irradiation and iron impurities being present at the time the mineral was forming. The name is derived from ancient Greek, ἀ meaning not and méthystos meaning intoxicated as it was believed that the mineral protected its user from drunkenness. Amethyst has long been used as a decorative gemstone for various object such as jewellery, goblets, amulets and more. These amethyst crystal beds which came from Uruguay. These particular specimens are a faded shade of purple and show various forms of crystal points on the bed, they will come supplied in a polythene bag in a weight of up to 1 kilogram which will also include a small information card. Ideal for when bulk quantities are required.