Precious Quartz var. Amethyst from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co.
Dimension: 7.5cm x 6cm x 2.3cm
Locality: Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Hubei Province, China
A gorgeous spray of Amethyst on micro-Quartz crystals from a very limited recent find in the famous Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Hubei, China. This specimen features a group of perfectly terminated, well situated spray of Quartz var. Amethyst, on a plate of very sparkly micro-Quartz crystals. Amethyst from this locale is extremely rare and the first piece of this kind started to emerge in the market in around 2010. Pyrite crystals in brassy gold color sparsely scattered on the Quartz plate adding uniqueness to the piece.
Fengjiashan is famous for producing world class Pyrite and Chalcopyrite specimens and due to weathering, the Chalcopyrite crystal surface usually show a matt copper-blue vulcanized color and texture. Pyrite is common from this find and always exhibits cubic crystal habit with a single crystal reaching 4cm in length. Specimens from this find are always loved by professional mineral collectors in the world.