Blue Purple Red: Amethyst Crystals

Taken in the macro mode, this is a section of an amethyst vug. It is broken into a large chunk about 2' long and 18" wide. This image was captured inside a tent where the dealer displayed his specimens for sale. There is a fair amount of dust on the chunk of crystals but the available light from about 15' away still gave enough light play to show how this common crystal displays rich coloring in the spectrum of blue to purple to red.

 

Here is a specimen I own of very tiny amethyst crystals called "druzy":

www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/591176070/

 

And here is what a large vug looks like:

www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/380846982/

 

 

jciv, Indigo and 184 more people faved this
  • Alan L 7y

    lucky you live where crystals live..

    I love crystals..
  • Birchsprite 7y

    gorgeous
  • thomas23 7y

    Super!!!
  • Lisa 7y

    Fantastic, I love how you can see every facet.
  • 89AKurt 7y

    That's a gorgeous specimin.
  • RIPizzo 7y

    Wow, lovely stones. You have a great eye for photography.
  • Mustangaly911 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Shades of Purple, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Notgonnatellyou 7y

    \where can you find these?
  • cobalt123 7y

    You can find LOTS and LOTS of these chunks of crystals and sections of vugs at many large rock and gem shows.
  • CeruleanRose 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Blue and Purple Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Beautiful amethysts! I have some like these myself.
  • DIANA OKTAY 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Purple Haze, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alexandra 5y

    Hello Hello! just wanted to let you know that i finished the lithograph w. this image, that i was working on.

    you can find it here:
    Juiceboxgasoline!

    again, thank you so much for your permission in using your image.
    means a great deal to me.
  • kissyndrome 5y

    this is fantastic and so inspiring.
    wonderful nature!
  • Nancy Rae Gilliland 5y

    beautiful photo
    thanks for your fav
  • judwal 4y

    Gorgeous.
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Taken on February 8, 2008
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