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Amethyst

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

The mineral kingdom is the source of base metals, such as copper and iron; "soft stones," such as easy-to-carve soapstone, jadeite, meerschaum and alabaster; hard stones, such as fluorspar and marble; semi-precious stonres such as amethyst, clear and smoky quartz crystal, aventurine quartz, kalgon jasper, Siberian jade, apricot serpentine; and precious metals like silver and gold.

This sample was loaned to the World Chess Hall of Fame from the Saint Louis Science Center Collections.

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Details

  • Title: Amethyst
  • Location Created: Locality unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: 4 x 3 ½ x 1 ¾ in.
  • Provenance: Saint Louis Science Center Collections
  • Type: Violet form of quartz crystal
  • Rights: ©World Chess Hall of Fame, Photo: Michael DeFilippo

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