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Amethyst Gemstones- Buy Amethyst from Australia.

Buy Amethyst gemstones. all found in North West Queensland.

Above is a picture of Amethyst out of the ground. You can see the purple tips, and white quartz.

Please leave a comment if you would like to purchase a natural Amethyst stone.

The rock has a dark Amethyst. Lots of white Quartz. This is where you find Chevron Amethyst.

Buy Chevron Amethyst.

This stone was picked up after smashing a large piece of Amethyst. It is a tumbled stone.
Chevron Amethyst.

For more Amethyst please go to our store.

In the area we live, we find all different Amethyst Colours. From very light to dark Purple.

Where you can find Amethyst.

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Gemstones Crystals. A-L Names and Pictures

Gemstone – Crystal A-L Name Of Gemstone Crystal. -With Images of gemstones. Rough/Faceted

Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Beryl, Bloodstone, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Haematite, Iolite, Jade, Jasper, Malachite,  Opal, Peridot, Rhodonite, Ruby, Sapphire, Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tiger Eye, Tourmaline.

Agate.            Hardness- 7          Classification- Silicate

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Whole Agate, Agate Creek.

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Colours – Agate come in lot of different beautiful colours. Blue, green, red, yellow, orange, browns, purples, whites so on.

Agate is found in lots of different  place around the world. Australia,  North West Queensland  there, is several places to go different colors, 5 minutes from where  I am no you can get Gooseberry Agates.

Around the world, some of the places you can get agate are. Austria, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, California, Botswana, Madagascar

Agate
Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples..

Agate Geode

Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. Geodes are rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. Cut in slices, agate geodes are popular with collectors and jewellery designers.

Amazonite.    Hardness is 6-65    Classification-Silicate

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Color – The Color is green.

Found in – USA, Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Austria, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Australia.

I have never found Amazonite, I have watched the prospectors show on TV, finding  Amazonite all the time. Here in Australia you can find it around Broken Hill in New South Wales.

Amazonite
Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon river in Brazil, though surprisingly no deposits have been found in that location. The lively green or blue-green colour is extremely attractive. Amazonite, cut en cabochon, with a rounded and convex polished surface, is a classic stone to be set in silver or carved in imaginative forms. In fact a fine quality amazonite can be mistaken for precious jade. Amazonite does not undergo any kind of treatment. Amazonite is gaining popularity but is still an affordable fine gem for its carat weight.

Amazonite is said to calm one’s emotions and soothe nerves, and to enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Perhaps the strongest recommendation for its metaphysical power is that Amazonite is said to makes your married life happier.

Amber.                Hardness  2+        Classification: Mineraloid ( Organic Compound.)

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Amber is found in most countries around the world. Britain, Canada, Dominican, Republic, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Poland, Romania, Mexico, Myanmar, Baltic Sea and Northern Australia.

Amber, non-crystalline structure.

Amblygonite.                        Hardness 5-5.6          Classification– Phosphate.

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Amblygonite color- White/Greyish, Light yellow, pink or lilac, Greenish.

Country found Sweden, France, Australia, Brazil, USA.

Amethyst.                      Hardness–7                Classification– Silicate.

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Amethyst come in a lot of different colour purples.

Amethyst is found in a lot of different places around the world. Some  of the largest is from Russia, Namibia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, USA, Australia.

Ametrine.              Hardness–6                  Classification– Silicate.

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Ametrine –Colours are Purple to Yellow.

Found in Bolivia.

Ametrine
Quartz which occurs in bands of yellow and purple has been given the name of ametrine (amethyst + citrine).

Initially cutters favored windowed emerald shapes with a 50/50 split of colors, and much of the rough is still cut this way. More recently, however, some cutters have begun to cut a variety of shapes, many of which create internal reflections that blend the yellow and purple into attractive shades of rosy gold and mauve, or create mosaic-like flashes of both yellow and purple.

Aquamarine.             Hardness. 7-8                  Classification– Silicate.

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Colour is Sea Green-Light Blue.

Found in Ireland, Russia, USA, Mexico, Brazil,  Afghanistant,  Pakistan, India, Zimbabwe, Australia.

Aquamarine
Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl). The name derives from the Latin expression for seawater. Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron that find their way into the crystal structure. A dark blue is the most desired color. Aquamarine possesses a durable hardness (7.5-8 on Mohs scale), which qualifies it for any kind of jewelry.

The favored cuts are emerald (step) and brilliant cut with long or rectangular shapes. Turbid stones get a cabochon cut.

Aquamarine is a decorative gem that complements almost any skin or eye color, which makes it an all-time favorite for women the world over. It is a popular gem, universal to wear, readily available and moderately priced, but growing in popularity.

Aventurine.                 Hardness 7                Classification  Silicate

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Azeztulite.                        Hardness  7                   Classification    Silicate.

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Colour  Colourless or White.

Found . North Carolina.

Azurite.                        Hardness.  3.5-4             Classification.  Hydrated Carbonate.

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Colours.  Light to Dark Blue.

Found. France, Egypt, China, Australia, USA, Peru.

Beryl.                                      Hardness 7.5-8           Classification  Silicate.

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Colour          Colourless, Yellowish, Green, Red, Gold, Pink.

Found.  Spain, Russia, Namibia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Colombia, Brazil, USA, Australia.

Beryl Gems
Beryl in its purest form is completely colourless (goshenite). Trace impurities and colouring agents are responsible for the many different colors found in gemstone varieties of beryl. Beryl is one of the most important mineral groups and also one of the biggest gemstone groups. Although the mineral is abundant, it rarely occurs in transparent gem-quality material. Transparent gem-quality beryl is referred to as ‘precious beryl’. The most famous beryl gemstone is green emerald, followed by blue aquamarine. Golden beryl is not very well-known by the general public. Other popular beryl gems include pink ‘morganite’ and white, or colourless, ‘goshenite’. Red beryl is the rarest variety of beryl and it is known in the trade as ‘bixbite’.

Bloodstone.           Hardness  7.                  Classification Silicate.

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Colour.   Dark Green/Grey, Flecked Red.

Found. India, USA, Australia.

Bloodstones
Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a green gemstone dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide. A form of chalcedony quartz, the name heliotrope comes from the fact that polished stones were once thought to reflect the sun. Bloodstone is the original Birthstone for March. In the Middle Ages the red spots were thought to be the blood of Jesus and the stone was believed to have miraculous powers.

Boji Stone.                  Hardness  7.4               Classification  Mineraloid

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Colours.   Dark grey, Brown.

Found.  Kansas, USA.

Calcite.                           Hardness 3                     Classification    Carbonate.

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Colour.  Colourless, Red, Yellow, Gold, Green, Blue.

Found. UK, Belgium, Iceland, USA, Brazil, India, Germany.

Carnelian.              Hardness 7                 Classification  Silicate.

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Colour.         Orange, Red Brown, Pink.

Found. India, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Iceland.

Charoite.         Hardness 5                   Classification  Silicate.

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Colour. Purple.

Found.  Russia.

Chrysocolla.           Hardness  2-4          Classification  Silicate.

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Colour.  Green, Blue/Green.

Found USA, Israel, Zaire, UK, Australia.

Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate with that is found in several places in the world, including Russia, Nevada in the USA, the Congo, Chile, Israel and Mexico. Often confused with turquoise, chrysocolla is often found in unusual multi colour combinations as well as in blue or green.

Chrysoprase.          Hardness.  7.           Classification  Silicate.

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Colour. Bright Green.

Found. Australia, Russia, USA, Brazil.

Citrine.        Hardness  7.          Classification  Silicate.

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Colour. Yellow. (Pale to Golden Brown).

Found. Spain, Russia, France, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia.

Citrine
Citrine is one of the most affordable yet durable gemstones. Named from the French name for lemon,”citron,” many citrines have a juicy lemon color. Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange-brown shades of transparent quartz. Although the darker, orange colours of citrine, sometimes called Madeira citrine after the colour of the wine, has generally been the most valued colour, in modern times, many people prefer the bright lemony shades which mix better with pastel colours. Citrine is generally more inexpensive than amethyst and is also available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including very large sizes.

Danburite.           Hardness 7.             Classification   Silicate.

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Colour.       Colourless, White, Rose, Yellow, Lilac.

Found.  USA, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar.

Diamond.          Hardness 10.           Classification Element.

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Colours.   Colourless, Sometimes Tinged with Yellow, Blue, Brown or Pink.

Found.  South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Australia, USA.

Emerald.               Hardness  7.5-8           classification   Silicate.

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Colour.  Green

Found. Colombia, Egypt, India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia.

Fluorite.              Hardness  4.                Classification  Salt

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Colour.  Wide variety, from clear to Black, via Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Brown.

Found.  England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, India, USA, Mexico.

Garnet.           Hardness 6.5-7         Classification    Silicate.

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Colour. Red, Black, Yellow, Orange, Green, Grey, Colourless (rare).

Found. Worldwide.

Hematite.                     Hardness 5-6           Classification  Oxide.

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Colour.  Steel grey to Black, Red to Brown.

Found.  England, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Canada.

Iolite.             Hardness  7-7.5          Classification  Silicate.

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Colour.    Blue-Violet.

Found.  Brazil, USA, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia.

Jade.

Hardness 6.5-7          Classification  Silicate.

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Colour.   Green.

Found.   Russia, China, Burma, Japan, USA, Central America, New Zealand.

Jade Gemstones
What was traditionally called jade is in fact two separate and distinct minerals: jadeite and nephrite. The term ‘jade’ can also be loosely applied to materials that contain jadeite or nephrite, such as maw-sit-sit and other materials. Jade has been treasured for centuries by cultures around the world, including the Mesoamericans and the Chinese, who consider it to be an auspicious gem. Choose jade gems from various shapes, sizes and colors, including green jade and lavender jadeite.

Jasper.     

         Hardness  7                  Classification  Silicate

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rough Jasper

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Colours.  Green, Red, Yellow, Brown, Blue, Purple, Black. and lots of different mixes of colours.

Found Worldwide.

In its natural environment Jasper, a Form of Chalcedony, is dull stone, but once polished, it is a glistening, opaque crystal whose colour ranges from red, to brownish, yellow to  green. It was widely used in the 16th century in Mosaic work.

Kunzite.                     Hardness 6.5-7.5                 Classification  Silicate.

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Kunzite Crystal

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Faceted Kunzite

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Colours.   Pink-Lilac.

Found in-  USA, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Sweden.

Lapis Lazuli.                 Hardness  5.5-6        Classification   Silicate

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Lapis Lazuli Tumbled Stones

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Rough Lapis Lazuli

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Colour.- Blue.

Found–  Afghanistan, Siberia, Chile, USA, Italy.

Larimar.           Hardness– 5-7                    Classification– Silicate

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Colours.–Blue- White.

Found — Dominican Republic.

Lepidolite.                Hardness.– 2.5-3   Classification– Silicate.

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Natural Lepidolite
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Colours. — Pink, Greyish, Lilac, White.

Found– Brazil, Russia, Germany, USA, Mozambique, Madagascar.

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I hope you enjoyed this page. I have enjoyed read and the research about all these beautiful Gemstones.

Do you know you can Find a stone and make it into jewellery very easy. You can buy your finding, for ear rings, Pendant or ring. You can pay or do it your self. want to know more contact me.

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What are Macrocrystalline- Crypocrystalline Quartz

 

What are Macrocrystalline- Crypocrystalline Quartz

How are Macrocrystalline- and Cryptocrystalline Quartz Different?

How is Macrocrystalline Quartz different from the Cryptocrystalline Quartz ?

Macrocrystalline Quartz like Amethyst and Rose Quartz are generally transparent-translucent. Clear crystals are so beautiful.

Cryptocrystallines like agates are more often opaque. Agates and Cryptocrystallines can be slightly softer than Macrocrystallines, 6.5 on Moh’s scale rather than a full 7.

Cryptocrystallines have a duller, wax-like luster while Microcrystallines have a shiny, vitreous luster.

Cryptocrystallines have a higher water content as well as other non-quartz ingredients, up to 20% more.

Because the Cryptocrystalline Quartz can include several Non-Quartz minerals, many of these Quartz are considered Rocks.

Macrocrystalline Quartz– like.   Amethyst, Citrine, Tigereye, and Smoky Quartz, which are more likely called Gems, Gemstones or “stone due to their Purity, Bling, shine.

Cryptocrystalline Quartz  can look like a Coloured Rock or a dirty rock until it is broken, smashed or cut open.  Picking one up, the colours get your attention.  Check out Agate. Lots of beautiful colours.

These are my Agate From Agate Creek in Qld.

Small Different Colours Agate

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Cut Agate Stone

Agates from agate creek in Qld

 

 

 

 

Agate come in lots of colours have a look at these agate pictures .  Are they Real?

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Amethyst Gemstone Images/Pictures-gemstonefossicking

The Amethyst Image above is different colours when a amethyst stone is smashed open. Amethyst from Amethyst Castle Qld Australia. These stones have been Tumbled.

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Amethyst is a purple gemstones, they are  found  in all shade of purple, dark to very light.

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Amethyst Gemstone Image/Pictures.  Some of these pictures have beautiful colours of purple.

Popular Colour.

Amethyst Gemstones most popular colour is the dark purple. You can get Amethyst in lots of shades of Purple.

“image courtesy” https://www.navneetgems.com/amethyst

Amethyst Gemstone Image/Pictures. some of these pictures are from “image courtesy” https://www.navneetgems.com/amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful coloured stone you can facet it or cab it.

You can find All Colours of Amethyst. Most are sun heated. Like Citrine, and green Amethyst.

If you would like to buy some Natural Amethyst please contact me in the comment box. The amethyst stones will be cheaper than the postage.

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Amethyst Gemstone

Amethyst Gemstone

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Amethyst is crystalline quartz in colours ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. With a relatively high hardness of 7 and no special care requirements.

February Birthstone , is a very popular colour for Jewellery Gemstone for all purposes. Lower grades of material can be cabbed, carved, and made into a great variety of beads and other ornamental objects.

Amethyst Value

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Value for amethysts depends almost entirely on colour. Siberian mines once produced the world’s finest stones.  They featured a particularly rich purple colour that glowed with red and blue flashes. Today the term “Siberian” no longer refers to origins. Instead, this is now a trade and grade term referring to colours similar to those of the amethysts mined in Siberia. Stones with Siberian colour command the highest prices.

Since amethyst is readily available in large sizes, its value per carat climbs gradually, not exponentially. Since this stone is plentiful, there is little reason to pay top dollar for pieces with visible inclusions or inferior cutting.

Amethyst Cluster Medium

 

Amethyst Information

Is a Variety of Quartz.

Crystallography– Hexagonal.

Colours– Pale Lilac to deep reddish purple.

Hardness—7

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Although Siberian reigns atop the value listing, light coloured Amethyst has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The lightest, pinkish violet shades are called “Rose de France,” a clever bit of marketing. The artistry of gemstone faceting can shine through these gems if given fancy and unusual cuts.

This variety of Quartz receives its colour from the presence of iron and other trace elements as well as natural irradiation.

Amethyst has popular associations with purity, spirituality, and the calming of passions. Perhaps the most famous bit of folklore for this stone connects it to the prevention of drunkenness. For more on myths and traditional beliefs relating to this gemstone.

Synthetics

Amethysts can be grown hydrothermally in labs. They can also be created by bombarding specially prepared smoky quartz with gamma rays.

Enhancements

  • Heat treatments can lighten amethyst, turning it green, blue, or yellow/orange. (Occasional, undetectable, stability excellent).
  • When heated to 400–500º C, amethysts may turn brown, red, and sometimes a green color.  These green gems are sometimes sold as “greened amethyst” or prasiolite.
  • Heat treatments of both natural and synthetic amethyst can produce similarly coloured material (ametrine). Such stones are indistinguishable from natural ones.
  • Irradiation plus heating may also produce brown, orange, and yellow hues.
  • Sources

    Today’s major sources are Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Zambia. Brazilian stones can be found in huge sizes but are generally moderate in color. They often show color-banding, despite the best efforts of cutters to minimize it. Many gem enthusiasts prefer the usually smaller but more richly colored stones from Zambia and, more recently, from Uruguay.

  • Where I live in North West Qld Australia there is lots of different colours of Amethyst. I like the light to dark Amethyst.
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    Brazil; Bolivia; Zambia; Russia; Namibia; Australia; Nigeria; India; Uruguay; Mexico: Arizona; North Carolina.

    Stone Sizes

    In terms of size, amethyst is one of the exceptions of the quartz family.  Most quartz can grow quite large and be cut into gems weighing thousands of carats.  However, there are few clean examples of amethysts of 100 or more carats.

    Amethyst is rare in very large, transparent masses. The fine gems at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) are exceptional, such as the 1,362-carat Brazilian stone and the 202.5-carat stone from North Carolina.

  • In Australia I have seen a lot of different Amethyst from all over the world. There is a place called, the Cave. and most of there  Amethyst has come  from Brazil.

 

If you live in Australia and want to go Fossicking for Amethyst, Look up the Mt Isa Lapidary Club, they have day trips out to find  Amethyst.

If you just want to Buy some of Australia Amethyst ge

The price of postage is not cheap.  But buying Amethyst of the internet is cheap, you do not have all the expense of driving out and hours spent fossicking.

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