Amethyst is purple, all different colours of purple.
Where I live in North West Queensland, there is lots of shades of purple Amethyst.
Found green amethyst, it colour, was because of the sun. Purple was burnt out.
Amethyst is February Birthsone. My Birthstone.
Amethyst comes in all colours of Purple. Pictures of Different Amethyst Quartz Crystals. is above.
Amethyst owes its colour to a trace element ( iron) in combination with natural radiation from its host rocks. It is the most valuable of the Quarts Gemstones with rich purple stones being the most prized.
A variety of vitreous quartz with purple, violet, or red-purple colouration, amethyst derives its name from the ancient Greek Amethiustos, meaning literally “not drunk” as it was believed to guard against drunkenness. Traditionally associated with purity and piety, amethyst has also always been favoured by royalty as purple is considered a regal hue.
Where to find Amethyst.
Found in most countries where granitic rocks are exposed, amethyst occurs in alluvial deposit and geodes. Its colouration is principally due to traces of iron, and it is sometime colour-zoned due to twinning or preferential absorption on the rhombohedral faces. Major commercial sources of amethyst are Brazil, where it occurs in geodes that are frequently human-sized. Uruguay, Siberia, and North America, Crystal from Brazilian and Uruguayan deposits are most often found as radiating masses with individual crystals appearing as pyramids, Lower grade Brazilian and Uruguayan amethyst is frequently turned into citrine by heat treatment, which changes its colour. Where both amethyst and citrine occour naturally in the same stone, the name ametrine is some time used.
Australia. In North Queensland. They have a Crystal Cave Man Made for the tourist. You can see a lot the Crystal Geodes there, mostly from Brazil. There is one over 6feet tall- dark Purple Amethyst, very beautiful. We bought a small Geode, that they cracked for us, but it only had very small crystal forming inside..
Below is the Small Geode, They cracked it open, to reveal small crystals inside. Buy This.
Amethyst Geode from Brazil.
Amethyst Gemstone History.
Amethyst has a long History as a Gemstone.
In the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia amethyst was highly valued and was used to create cylinder seals, engraved with a religious design and the owner’s name. The engraving was transferred to legal documents in the form of clay tablets by rolling the cylinder over the tablets. The ancient Egyptian amethyst came principally from Nubia, once a province of Egypt.
Today amethyst is both faceted, Cabochan and cut and shaped in to , Tumbled and Polished, and it is widespread use as a carving material.
Amethyst most valued shades are a deep, rich purple, and a deep purple with a reddish tinge.
Prismatic Crystal worn uncut as pendants.
Heat treated Amethyst .
When Heated, some Amethyst crystals change colour to a yellow-brown. Many crystals sold as Citrine are heat-treated Amethyst
Amethyst North West Queensland.
Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone in Queensland Australia there is a lot of places to go to find Amethyst.
Finding that Great stone is not easy. Large amount of Amethyst we have found are not clear, lots of flaws.
Amethyst Clusters are lots of Amethyst Points stuck together, as one stone.
Amethyst Flower are buried deep within a layer of basalt. They are carefully and tediously worked with small hand held tools until the basalt and other matrix minerals are removed, exposing the beautiful Amethyst Flower.
Chevron Amethyst displays v-shaped chevrons of deep purple to light purple and white Quartz that seep into beautiful layers. One place, It is found easy is, In the North West Qld. Australia.
I love the colour purples we have found fossicking for amethyst. So many things you can do with your stones that are not quality gemstones. The chevron Amethyst cut to a shape and put in a tumble, come out beautiful. Where we get the chevron Amethyst, we get the dark purple Amethyst, again very hard to find that piece without flaws.
At amethyst Castle in Queensland, it is not hard work finding Amethyst it is everywhere. You need Permission to go they as it is owned by a Mining company. There is camping ground that cost nothing.
Find out more places you can find Amethyst.
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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 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 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
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 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.
Amblygonite color- White/Greyish, Light yellow, pink or lilac, Greenish.
Country found Sweden, France, Australia, Brazil, USA.
Amethyst. Hardness–7 Classification– Silicate.
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.
Ametrine –Colours are Purple to Yellow.
Found in Bolivia.
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.
Found in Ireland, Russia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Afghanistant, Pakistan, India, Zimbabwe, Australia.
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.
Found. Spain, Russia, Namibia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Colombia, Brazil, USA, Australia.
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.
Colour. Dark Green/Grey, Flecked Red.
Found. India, USA, Australia.
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
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.
Found. Spain, Russia, France, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia.
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.
Colour. Colourless, White, Rose, Yellow, Lilac.
Found. USA, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar.
Diamond. Hardness 10. Classification Element.
Colours. Colourless, Sometimes Tinged with Yellow, Blue, Brown or Pink.
Found. South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Australia, USA.
Emerald. Hardness 7.5-8 classification Silicate.
Found. Colombia, Egypt, India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia.
Fluorite. Hardness 4. Classification Salt
Colour. Wide variety, from clear to Black, via Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Brown.
Found. England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, India, USA, Mexico.
Found. Brazil, USA, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia.
Hardness 6.5-7 Classification Silicate.
Found. Russia, China, Burma, Japan, USA, Central America, New Zealand.
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.
Hardness 7 Classification Silicate
Colours. Green, Red, Yellow, Brown, Blue, Purple, Black. and lots of different mixes of colours.
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.
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.
Agate come in lots of colours have a look at these agate pictures . Are they Real?
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.
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
Is a Variety of Quartz.
Colours– Pale Lilac to deep reddish purple.
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.
Amethysts can be grown hydrothermally in labs. They can also be created by bombarding specially prepared smoky quartz with gamma rays.
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.
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.
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.
All do the same thing. Looking for Gemstones- Finding Gemstones.
People all have the same thing on there minds, Rocks and Gem Stones. It is a addiction, once you find your first piece of bling, you want more, and more.
Wouldn’t it be nice to find that one in a life time Gem.
Rockhounds and Gemhunters and Fossicking is My Hobby.
Rockhounds look for gemstones.
GemHunters look for Gemstone.
Fossicking is looking for Gemstones.
I am a Rockhound love going out being a Gemhunter.
I only can go out rock/gemstone fossicking in the cooler months of the year. In summer it gets to hot to go outdoors for to long.
In the colder month some time it is realy cold. The nights are the worst.
I love Camping out.
Camping out is great fun, you go looking for gemstones in the morning, do a little sight seeing, talking to other fossickers. Rest in the afternoon.
Most fossicking areas have Designated fossicking areas. For Camping and fossicking. Some have toilets, When going camping you should take every thing you need. Some area you fossick in are miles from anywhere.
How to find out where to dig.
Most lapidary Clubs have Tag Along tours, they go out over night or one day.
Club Members have lots of stories to tell.
To find out more about other people Stories , What they find, Where to go.
Rockhounds stories, about what they have found, Gemhunters is a great listening hobby to. We hear stories of beauty and find beautiful things, isn’t life beautiful too. With this website, I hope other people will share and we will all get to hear about other people stories where they have been, looking for gemstones. All over the world.
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Diamond was found in Angola by a Western Australian Company. Lucapa Diamond company found a 404-carat Diamond at it’s Lulo Diamond project in Angola’s Southern Africa. It measure 7cm across, about the length of a credit card.
How do you know if it is Diamond. Nothing sticks to Diamond, it is the hardest gemstone.
Amethyst Found in far North Queensland Australia.
My first Gemstone is Amethyst.
Why– It is my favourite colour.
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 want show it’s real beauty until 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.
Please leave a comment , Tell me everyone your story about a gemstone that you have found. If you would like any of the stones or rocks I have taken pictures off, let me know, we can work something out.
Most times it is easier to buy, than have to travel to find them.
Birthstones- is your Diamond , Emerald, Amethyst, Aquamarine how lucky are you.
Aquamarine: What a beautiful stone.
Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster, It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colours which can range from pale light blue to medium-dark blue. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’.
Like seawater, aquamarine can be pale to light-blue, dark-blue, blue-green and green-blue. The more saturated the colour, the higher the value, although almost all aquamarine is typically a lighter blue tone.
January –Garnetthey come in all colours. I have seen deep red, Pink – purple and green.
February– Amethystis Purple Quartz. all shades of purple from dark to very light.
March — Aquamarine Light blue to a light light blue, beautiful sparkle when faceted.
April — Diamond the most desirable gemstone. (every girls best friend) .comes in a lot of colours.
May — Emerald a fascinating green coloured gemstone.
June — Ruby a gemstone is most famous for its fiery red colour.
August — Peridot another green gemstone. light green .
September — Sapphire comes in lots of colours, blue is sapphire main colour.
October — Opal is all different colours. The more fire (colour) the better the stone.
November —Topaz looks like a crystal. colours I have see it clear, blues, yellow.
December — Turquoise is a beautiful sky blue stone.
Birthstones are gemstones.
The month you were born there is a birthstone. All birthstones are gemstones each having a unique meaning & historical significance.
Birthstone Healing Powers:
Amber: Thought to aid memory , purify the body, alleviate headaches, and bone and heart problems.Amber is known for its stress relieving and calming properties.
Amethyst: Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.
Aquamarine: Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes and ears. Aquamarine is also known for releasing fear, calming, nerves, and bringing mental clarity.
Citrine: Considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased healing, Citrine also promotes success, abundance, and clear thinking.
Garnet: Aids blood, heart, and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.
Lapis: Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, Lapis is also Known for creating openness, truthfulness, and creativity.
Onyx: Associated with the root chakra, Onyx brings spiritual inspiration, and control over emotions.
Pearl: Known for its calming properties, the peral is said to aid purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its wearer.
Peridot: Healing stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the peridot promotes abundance and prosperity.
Ruby: Aiding the emotions is the Ruby’s calling card. Also known to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness.
Sapphire: The gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation, the Sapphire also aids in personal expression and alleviation of pain.
Topaz: One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.
Turquoise: A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balance stone.
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