Spirit Amethyst

Spirit Amethyst

Spirit Amethyst has to be one of the most beautiful crystals to have been found anywhere in the world. Over 20 years ago, a couple of old guys took me up into the hills of Kwa Ndbele and showed me this deposit of stones. They had a beautiful formation, but all the specimens that we found then had heavy Fe staining on them and we were unable to clean them, so, although the area was of interest we didn't dig any further. A few years ago, my friend Adrian started mining out some beautiful specimens and from that time onwards, there have been gorgeous plates of drusi coated Amethyst and White Spirit Quartz coming out (although it has dwindled for the last while). These are classic and we simply cannot get enough to satisfy everybody...but we try. The mining holes are getting pretty deep now, some are 30 or 40m down and 60m to the sides of main diggings, and they have become much more expensive in recent years.

 

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