Quartz var. Amethyst from Brandberg. Exceptional internal prismatic quality, containing a precise colour zone phantom of both Amethyst and Smoky Quartz. Perfect condition.
The mining area known as Brandberg (Fire/Burnt Mountain) is in the Goboboseb area of Namibia. Not too far from the blisteringly hot 'Skeleton Coast', the area is hot and dry and rather inaccessible, making mining conditions very tough. Crystal specimens are becoming increasingly hard to find; miners chisel away at the hard basalt rock, sometimes for weeks, before finding a pocket, which may yield only a few crystals.
World Class Amethyst and Smoky Quartz Brandberg crystal specimen.
Quartz var Amethyst from Brandberg
- Amethyst Brandberg #130
- Size: 6.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (2.4" x 1.0" x 0.9")
- Location: Brandberg, Namibia