Ayrshire Amethyst

Ayrshire Amethyst

Ayrshire Amethyst

 

This triangular chunk of amethyst druzy was found in Ayrshire, a rare find for the location. It is a large piece, ideal for use as a crystal specimen display piece for Scottish Amethyst. This crystal amethyst has a good bit of colour to it, again, not typical of Scottish gemstones and minerals of a similar type.

 

This piece was found just after lockdown lifted in 2021, probably the beginning of April. It is a good size for a crystal collection and lays on top of layered host rock.

 

 

Where do you find Amethyst?

 

Amethyst is usually found in mines across the world. Scottish amethyst is a rarity found in the hills, although you do sometimes find a purple quartz/chalcedony mix as agate. We are pretty far away from the main amethyst locations so it is a rare piece for us.

 

You can learn more about amethyst on our blog.

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