Quartz v. Amethyst Scepter – Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
This lovely Amethyst shows a subtle example of the quartz habit, scepter. A “scepter” quartz is generally defined as a quartz crystal that has a second generation tip sitting atop an older generation crystal. Typically this second generation is larger than the first. This habit of quartz is common from the Chibuku Mine.
The dimensions of this crystal specimen are 2 x 2 x 6.8 cm.
4 × 4 × 6 in
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Stunning color contrast of green Siderite “Blades” with brassy, iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals in this specimen. Several of the Siderite blades are 1-inch long. The luster of the Siderite is vitreous to pearly while the Chalcopyrite has a brilliant metallic luster.