These pages contain all our amethysts that contain inclusions within them.
Generally, the rule when working with included crystals is to know what each mineral is and what its attributes are, and to understand that the base energies of the crystal will be enhanced / adjusted accordingly.
Along with other members of the quartz family, it is possible to find amethyst with various inclusions:
Many amethyst crystals have small black spots within them or just below their surface: these are likely to be iron deposits, which over time might have developed into cacoxenite;
Some have small white snowballs in/on them: these are likely to be okenite;
Some exhibit what appears to be rutilation - however, this is not likely to be true rutile: if it is golden and "tufted" then it is probably cacoxenite; if it is deep purple/black, then it is more likely to be goethite.
Other inclusions might be: hematite (usually small silvery metallic flecks or spots); lepidocrocite (usually small red or orange flecks or spots); phantom inclusions (more commonly exhibiting "layers" of clear, milky or smoky quartz - or more rarely citrine); air or water inclusions, resulting in skeletal layering and/or enhydro formation (these are rare and very sought after crystals!)
To read more about the different forms and formations of minerals and their uses, you may like to return to our main site and to the pages under the dropdown heading "Crystal Directories".
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. Crystal has a ribbon of red iron...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. Crystal has a good pale purple...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. The crystal has some iron...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. The crystal has some small iron...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. The crystal has a few dots and...
This pale amethyst and clear quartz crystal has been polished to reveal the darker amethyst and smoky quartz phantoms within. Where the sides and...
Brandburg quartz - tabular twin skeletal crystal, with one side of smoky quartz and the other of clear quartz with a hint of amethyst. There are...
Brandburg quartz - pale lilac amethyst crystal on a platy ground mass with small clear quartz cluster to one side. The main crystal has a good...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst crystal. The amethyst is a lovely deep colour, with more depth in the centre. There is a small bridge crystal near the...
This little gem has everything! Basically it is a polished pale amethyst crystal, with lovely deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms. It has a skeletal...
This rare Amethyst Beta Quartz crystal has clear and smoky areas, and a wonderful clarity. One end shows the remains of a clear quartz stalk; whilst...
This rare Amethyst Beta Quartz crystal cluster has white core, which protrudes to form a self-healed elestiated stalk, embedded with limonite(?)...
Top grade Amethyst crystal with nice deep colour and fair termination. The crystal has some Anatase crystals included to one of the faces. Size 7 x 5...
This rare Ametrine Beta Quartz crystal has deep purple phantoms and treacly areas of citrine; and a wonderful clarity. One end shows where the stalk...
This rare Smoky / Clear Beta Quartz crystal has regions of deep purple Amethyst, and a wonderful clarity. One end shows the remains of a clear quartz...
Brandburg quartz - smoky skeletal crystal. This double terminated crystal has some amethyst running through the centre; and a lovely clarity that...