This amethyst cluster is from my personal mineral collection and was collected by me at the Blue Point Mine near Pearl, Ontario – Canada. Aside from photography I am passionate and hooked on mineral collecting. To find one of these flowers inside the earth is beyond exciting. .. .
The red colour here is a result of the inclusion of the mineral goethite, an iron oxide that adds the red colour to the quartz. When turned over this cluster exhibits the traditional and familiar deep amethyst purple.
Featured at ROCKS and STONES – February 14, 2011
Featured at Crystals and Gemstones only ! – March 14, 2011