Dims: 4.3 x 3.6 x 2.4" (10.9 x 9.1 x 6.1 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 5.9 oz. (622 g)
Diamond Willow Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
This large hand specimen consists of a druse of very small Amethyst crystals that partly covers a base of quartz and feldspar. They do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in length or diameter but are in generally good condition. Though only their terminations are exposed, they have excellent hexagonal prismatic form. Their color is a moderately pale violet that is accented with splashes of brick-red due to iron oxide inclusions and all have a slightly dull vitreous luster. The iron-oxide inclusions are opaque, and crystals are generally dimly transparent at best.