Amethyst is a variety of quartz that forms in veins and cavities, in association with granite of the Canadian Shield. The vibrant purple/violet to red color indicates its rich iron content. This magnificent crystal cluster is the size of a shipping pallet and weighs about one-half tonne! It was donated to the Manitoba Museum in 2009 and is currently on display in our ‘Minerals of the Canadian Shield’ exhibit in the Earth History Gallery.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of February and has been used to symbolize deep love, happiness and wealth.
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Adopt this stunning amethyst crystal for the holiday season today!
$350 Specimen adoption includes:
- 1 year adoption
- Certificate & photo
- Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
- Tax receipt for $350
- Museum gift card $25
- Invite to Annual Event