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Canadian Amethyst Slab

Canadian Amethyst Slab

Regular price $60.00
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This listing is for a one of a kind Hematite coated Amethyst slab
  • Locality : Canada (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
  • Weight : 6 1/2"   (470g)
  • Composition: Silicon dioxide (SiO2) with hematite inclusions (Fe2O3)

   Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that is often found in volcanic rocks. Its color can range from light violet to deep purple, and it is typically transparent or translucent with a vitreous luster. Canadian amethyst is known for its distinctive color and high-quality crystals, which are often found in geodes or clusters. These crystals can contain inclusions of hematite, a mineral that gives the amethyst a red or brown hue and creates striking patterns within the crystal. Canadian amethyst with hematite inclusions is highly prized by collectors and jewelry makers for its unique coloration and patterns. It is also believed to have healing properties, particularly in relation to calming the mind and reducing anxiety.

   Canadian amethyst with hematite inclusions is found primarily in the Thunder Bay region of Ontario, Canada. The area is known for its abundant deposits of amethyst, which have been mined since the early 19th century. The presence of hematite in the Canadian amethyst is a result of the volcanic activity that formed the rocks in the region. As the molten rock cooled and solidified, hematite and other minerals were trapped within the crystals of amethyst, creating the unique inclusions that are characteristic of Canadian amethyst. Today, Canadian amethyst with hematite inclusions is highly sought after by collectors and jewelry makers, and it is often used in the creation of one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

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