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« on: January 05, 2016, 04:41:44 am »

Hi we have a pile of chunks of Amethyst like the one shown in the pics from Thunder bay in Canada.

We have been told it's called "sponge amethyst" but I can find no such think when I do a search, so does anyone know if there is a proper name for Amethyst formations like this.


When I list it on our shop I want to to use a meaningful name that people might use in a search to find it.

many thanks in advance

Dave


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 09:33:25 am »

Up at the Blue Points mine they call it "coral". Also see:
http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,6,290606,page=1

 Nice thing is the tiny crystals inside are perfect and undamaged, look yours over closely some have tiny tiny gold cubes floating inside the crystals (need to look at 30X).

 
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 10:01:38 am »

I wouldn't know what to call it except for interesting. Just curious, what are you thinking of selling it for?
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 01:14:44 pm »

Hi Guys
Thanks to both of you, coral sounds good looked all over the place to find something similar but drew a blank.
Regarding price will lost that later as not near the shop right now, but suffice to say we must have around 15lb of this in various sizes.
Cheers Dave
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 02:02:16 pm »

Amethyst Druzy?
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 02:22:44 pm »

Ranger-Dave it will be around 36 usd
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 02:43:47 pm »

HI  Bobby1 thanks for your suggestion.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 05:20:39 pm »

      I am thinking quartz cluster. I see all types from all over. Some are druzy, some are needles. But I think they all qualify as quartz clusters.
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