Calcite on Amethyst Specimen (2” x 2”)
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This beauty features a vivid purple Amethyst grown on top of a shiny cluster of Calcite. This specimen of Calcite on Amethyst displays an array of delicate crystal points formed around the Amethyst.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore Amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. What does Amethyst do metaphysically? Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought metaphysically to transform negative energy into positive energy along with helping overcome grief and sadness to bring inner peace.
Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. The Mohs scale of mineral hardness, based on scratch hardness comparison, defines value 3 as "calcite". How is calcite formed? Calcite can form by direct precipitation from waters rich in calcium. As concentrations increase or the amount of water decreases crystals of solid calcite crystals form. Calcite can also form in caves and where springs emerge on the surface Calcite metaphysically is believed to amplify thought, improve memory, and promote development.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment.