Amethyst on Calcite
Piedra Parada, Mexico
Piedra Parada , Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico
Just an absolutely stunning amethyst on calcite miniature from Piedra Parada, Vera Cruz, Mexico! Everything you could ever want in a miniature! The specimen consists of a grouping of around 10 dark purple amethyst crystals on calcite. It is rare to find the amethyst on crystallized calcite from Piedra Parada, but I was fortunate enough to get a good batch recently. The amethyst exhibits extremely high luster and clarity, some crystals being doubly-terminated. The aesthetics of the piece are out of this world! The way the amethyst is arranged on a perfectly upright calcite grouping is phenomenal! The finest calcite/amethyst miniature I have seen from the locality! No significant damage. Blake Barnett photo.