David K. Joyce Minerals

Quartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia

Here are some nice amethyst-sceptered quart crystals from an unusual location in SE British Columbia. The specimens are all amethyst crystals on white quartz or amethyst scepter-heads on white quartz prisms. WHY do they form like that?! These are certainly some of the best, if not the best such scepters that have been found in Canada.

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Quartz, var. AmethystQuartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #15945
  • Quartz, var. Amethyst
  • 6.4x3.0x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 59mm
  • $90.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Here is a nice specimen from a new quartz locality. It is composed of a main doubly terminated milky quartz crystal with a light amethystine scepter-head at the top. There are some smaller crystals attached to the back, behind the sceptered part of the crystal. Different!
Quartz, var AmethystQuartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #15938
  • Quartz, var Amethyst
  • 4.3x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A very gemmy, sceptered quartz crystal from the new Sanca Lake Locality. The quartz in the lower part of the crystal is amethystine while the scepter "head" is amethystine but slightly smokey. The crystal looks fine from the front but has a large chip out of it on the back. Pretty nice!
Quartz, var AmethystQuartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #16469
  • Quartz, var Amethyst
  • 7.4x4.8x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $180.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A nice cluster of medium-coloured amethyst on a white quartz matrix. Nice contrast of the purple on the white. New Find! Displays very well.
Quartz, var AmethystQuartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #16484
  • Quartz, var Amethyst
  • 5.7x3.2x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Two intertwined sceptered quartz crystals in this one. The scepter heads are lustrous, gemmy and a nice colour. There are two areas of frost-chatter damage on the side and back of the big scepter head. No damage to termination. Unique!
Quartz, Goethite ps SideriteQuartz, var. Amethyst, Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #19899
  • Quartz, Goethite ps Siderite
  • 10.8x5.5x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $175.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • nr. Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Here is a beautiful crystal from an unusual locality. OK, it is not amethyst but it IS nice and gemmy! Very well terminated with a little missing off of the back where it was attached to matrix. Interestingly, there are pseudomorphs of goethite after, I'd say probably siderite, on one side of the crystal. Really nice!