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4.9" Rough Purple Amethyst Crystal Cluster Mineral Specimen Morocco


Location: Morocco

Weight: 1 Pound 5.3 Ounces

Dimensions: 4.9 Inches Long, 3.5 Inches Wide, 3 Inches Thick 

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Amethyst from Morocco

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and is a popular gemstone. It is found in various locations around the world, including Morocco. Moroccan amethyst is known for its deep purple color and is highly valued in the gemstone market.

Formation of Amethyst

Amethyst is formed in geodes, which are hollow rock formations lined with crystals. The formation of amethyst begins when silica-rich fluids enter cavities in rocks. Over time, these fluids cool and crystallize, forming amethyst crystals. The presence of iron in the environment where amethyst forms contributes to its characteristic purple color.

Characteristics of Moroccan Amethyst

Moroccan amethyst is renowned for its rich, deep purple color, often with hints of red or blue undertones. The crystals are typically transparent and exhibit a vitreous luster when polished. The quality of Moroccan amethyst can vary, with some specimens displaying exceptional clarity and color saturation.

Mining and Production

Morocco has several regions known for producing amethyst, including the Atlas Mountains. Mining operations extract the amethyst-bearing geodes from the earth, and skilled artisans then process the raw material into polished gemstones suitable for jewelry and other decorative purposes. Moroccan amethyst is often used in jewelry designs due to its attractive color and relative abundance.

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