Amethyst Found in far North Queensland Australia. Near Cloncurry.
Gemstone Amethyst. Comes in lots of different shades of purple, and other colours.
Why– Is it my favourite colour Gemstone.
It is my Birthstone, and it is very pretty and come in lots of colours, and there is lots of different Amethyst around here to find, plus it is not hard work to find Amethyst. The digging is easy.
Amethyst come in all different colours of purple from clear to light purple, right up to dark, to dark purple. There is other colours of Amethyst, like green-yellow? I think they have been heat treated by the sun. The Amethyst picture above is of a piece of Amethyst straight out of the ground. The top has crystal points, and the top/middle will be Chevron Amethyst. The bottom will be a quartz not much good for anything other than the garden.
Easy to Find Amethyst.
To find this stone we drove our 4 wheel drive and parked it under a shady tree, put up a shade cover and started digging a hole. At first we came across a lot of small points. The rock in the picture is ok. We found lots of amethyst like this one . The rock will show it’s real beauty when it is cut & cleaned.
What To Look For.
The picture in the Featured image you can see the tips are chipped. What you real want out of this stone. To cut the top off and find a clear piece of Amethyst, with no fracture lines. To do a faceted cab stone, the size of five cent piece or a bit bigger .
How many buckets of Amethyst did I bring back home.
Well only two, What I have done so far with my Amethyst. I have cut some of the tops off the crystal to see if I can get a clear crystal with, veins of dark purple. I did but they had fractures, I had a lot that just crumbled, when they went under the wheel, they all went in the vibrator with all the little pieces I picked up.
I don’t understand why people have to smash rocks out in the field, they must cry if they smash a good one.
I have tumbled some amethyst, I did not cut any to shape, they came out really great all different sizes . Next time I will cut them in to a shape. My husband has only faceted, one of the stones in diamond cut, and he has a flat stone to do free form, on his machine if it works out it should be a beautiful stone to put a bezel around.
Made a Gem Trees with all the small smashed stones. I when around with a drink bottle and filled it up with small dark purple Amethyst. To shine them I used a vibrator, as it only takes a week and the small rocks come out shaped better, not rounded like they come out of a tumbler.
Chevron amethyst you can tumble, which comes out real shinny, the stones are good to use for all types of jewellery or, cut the different patterns and colours and cab the stone. Chevron is the v shapes patterns in the rock. This rock is everywhere and all colours of purples and white. It is a very nice stone cut or not cut.
So we can see the colour, at the top of the stone, we soak our stones in acid for about 3 months. All the brown come off and you can see the colour of the rock better when cutting it.
We normally go out for a couple of days, as this spot, you have to get permission to go. Great camping area at no cost. You have to take everything you need no shops for 3 hour drive.
To find where we go to get this stone. leave a comment as the story about camping out is coming soon.
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