Amethyst (silicon dioxide) View 1 (front)

Stuart Humphreys

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

These sharp, lustrous and transparent purple amethyst crystals form an attractive group of radiating prisms. This purple variety of quartz is the birthstone of February. It has been associated with ecclesiastical authority, but in ancient times was believe to protect the wearer from becoming intoxicated.

View of amethyst from in front


  • Title: Amethyst (silicon dioxide) View 1 (front)
  • Creator: Stuart Humphreys
  • Location: Las Vegas, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Las Vegas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
  • Contributor: Photographer: Stuart Humphreys, Photographer: Stuart Humphreys
  • Rights: Australian Museum, Australian Museum

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