4.4" Purple AMETHYST SCEPTERED on SMOKY QUARTZ Little Gem Mine Montana for sale

$900.00
Product Code: EB0414QASCM4
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Location Little Gem Mine, Boulder Batholith, near Butte, Jefferson County, Montana
Size 4.4" x 3.5" x 2.8"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen

This fine AMETHYST QUARTZ SCEPTER comes from the Little Gem Mine, Boulder Batholith, near Butte, Jefferson County, Montana. This large crystal has a classic scepter formation, and was collected by Bob Jackson in 2013. I purchased it from him from his SUV "showroom" in a parking lot deal at the Tucson Gem, Rock & Mineral Show.

Bob filled a showcase at the 2014 main Tucson show with fabulous specimens from the Little Gem Mine, which exploit a pegmatite with a quartz core. This was the first I had heard of it, though it has been worked since 1921, most recently by collectors using hand tools. The mine is best know for producing smoky quartz crystals with second generation scepter and jacare (elestial) overgrowths. The amethyst ranges from lilac to dark purple in color. Amethyst scepters are rare, as is jacare amethyst. The Little Gem is the only worldwide locality that is producing jacare amethyst.