10 x 8 x 7.25 cm
Brandberg Mountains in Goboboseb, Namibia
Amethyst comes from all over the world. There are some famous prolific deposits and some oddball localities. There are too many to name! Amethyst has the ability to form in quite a variety of ways, making it highly collectible. Check back regularly as there will always be more to make it to this page!
Namibia possesses Africa's most developed mineral culture. The amount of detail given to collect specimens without damage, and to understand the value (as opposed to the many gem-rough communities across Africa who do not understand the need for such care), has given Namibia a unique opportunity to display a full range of specimens to the world, year after year! Africa has many mining challenges but Namibia is rich with opportunity, and has been visited for specimen collecting by foreigners for over 100 years! Brandberg produces the world's most famous Amethyst specimen deposit! Nowhere else can boast the sheer number of possibilities of a quartz specimen all contained in one piece as in this region. Particularly at the Goboboseb deposit, crystals can contain ALL of the following characteristics in one piece: sceptering, smokey and amethyst color zoned phantoms, multiple Hematite fleck inclusions, skeletal hoppering, 3-phase enhydro inclusions, mirror luster and brilliance, water gem clarity, and list goes on and on!! Mind blowing crystals come from this location year after year!