A stunning cluster of large cactus amethyst crystals. The luster is fantastic, majority of the crystals are in perfect condition (terminations), and the overall formation of the crystals makes it a beautiful display piece. Each crystal has a bit of a darker "phantom" effect as well. There are smaller crystals between the large, core crystals...this is one of the main characteristics of cactus amethyst from South Africa.
Measurements: ~6-1/2" long x 5-1/2" wide x 2-3/4" tall
Location: South Africa
Cactus Quartz, or Spirit Quartz, is a unique formation of Quartz that is only found in the Magaliesberg Mountains in South Africa. They are characterized by its core crystal structure having hundreds of smaller crystals growing along the prism faces. Typically, the main termination of the core crystals remain free of the "cactus" formation. Typically, Cactus Quartz is in varieties of Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz.
Amethyst is found in many places around the world. However, this formation of Amethyst is found in South Africa. Cactus Quartz, also known in the metaphysical world as Spirit Quartz, is an unusual member of the Quartz family - a community within a stone. Its core, a larger, candle-shaped crystal with a faceted termination point, is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points.Quartz family - a community within a stone. It is mostly found in the Magaliesberg Mountain region of South Africa, being discovered around 2001. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz are also mined. In the metaphysical world, Spirit Quartz is a crystal of Harmony and Alignment.