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AMETHYST CRYSTALS - Scotland

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AMETHYST CRYSTALS

Beautiful pale amethyst from Scotland

Screel Hill, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Amethyst is rare in the UK but some localities have produced good crystals, especially in Scotland.  This lovely group of amethyst crystals came from a temporary exposure in a forestry plantation near Castle Douglas, which has produced some fine specimens.

The amethyst is described as 'drusy', which refers
 to a coating of small crystals on a rock surface. The host rock is a greywacke of Silurian age, the crystals formed as a result of hot, silica-rich fluids emanating from a nearby igneous intrusion of granite in early Devonian times.

This is a very attractive specimen. The crystals sit on a piece of the host rock.
 
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Size:  9 x 4.5 x 3 centimetres
Weight:  130 grams

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