|Derivation:||From "amethystos" (Greek) not drunk|
|Description:||Purple transparent or translucent. You can get the normal quartz hexagonal crystals, or massive pieces (that aren't crystals). Sometimes the pieces are banded with white, which looks attractive (see below).|
This shows a small group of crystals.
This specimen is polished (tumbled). There are stripes of purple and white quartz.