This amethyst is from Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA. There are several open digs and mines still operating in the area primarily for the recovery of emeralds, hiddenite and mineral specimens. Over 40 different minerals have been identified including the silicate amethyst. This piece consists of a smokey quartz crystal base that is topped with a complex double terminated secondary growth or scepter growth of amethyst. The amethyst is pale purple and has a glass luster. This piece measures 1 3/8 x 1/2 x 1/2 inches or 35 x 12 x 12 mm.