Vera Cruz Mexican Amethyst Clusters

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Here is another interesting collection we picked up last month.
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There were sixteen pieces total to this collection. A gentleman inherited it and had it for quite a few years before deciding to part with them.
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The top crystal here is double terminated.
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There was a little consternation as to their origin. One person said it was from Red River and that you can't find them anymore there. Others said they were from South America. Finally I had to consult our local Crystal expert. He said they are from Vera Cruz Mexico and that it is an old collection. We did a comparison of Amethyst crystals from that area and they do appear to be similar. He immediately bought the largest cluster and one or two smaller ones.
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They are indeed beautiful crystals; wherever they're from
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And two pairs of siamese twins.
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my favorite is a single point we a water bubble in it. The bubble is so tiny that even the stereoscope can't catch it distinguishably. With a loupe you can see the movement as you turn it if you know where to look.
It's in my personal collection.

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Wow, beautiful gems. I like the colors of the Amethyst.

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Thank you. Blue used to be my favorite color. Now it's a toss up.