Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


AMETHYST - Thunder Bay region, Ontario

Amethyst from the Lake Superior area has been known since the 1600's and is reflected in some of the region's early place names (for example, Amethyst Harbour). Amethyst was designated the provincial gemstone of Ontario in May, 1975 and is currently produced from several mines east of Thunder Bay along the northwest shore of Lake Superior. The vast majority of the amethyst mined in this region is of specimen-grade and occasionally spectacular crystallized mineral specimens are recovered. Transparent material suitable for faceting into gemstones is quite scarce.

The amethyst gemstones offered for sale here come from a variety of the many mines in the Thunder Bay region.

         AMETHYST - Keetch Quarry, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 9.79 caratsCatalogue #..B1213
Dimensions... 13.5 mmCut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ dark purple with patchy zoning Clarity............ Very slightly to lightly included
Comment ...... Cut in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $230.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Panarama Mine, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 8.52 caratsCatalogue #..B3027
Dimensions... 14.2 x 12.1 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ Medium purple Clarity............ Very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $165.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Panarama Mine, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 8.29 caratsCatalogue #..B4406
Dimensions... 14.1 mmCut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ Very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $220.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 6.43 caratsCatalogue #..B4923
Dimensions... 14.1 x 10.1 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ Bicolour - dark purple with colourless zone Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $100.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 6.13 caratsCatalogue #..B4922
Dimensions... 14.0 x 10.0 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ lightly to moderatly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $80.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Panarama Mine, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 5.30 caratsCatalogue #..B4408
Dimensions... 13.0 x 11.0 mmCut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium dark purple Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $80.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 5.24 caratsCatalogue #..B4924
Dimensions... 12.1 x 10.1 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $65.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 4.10 caratsCatalogue #..B4925
Dimensions... 10.5 mmCut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $65.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 3.04 caratsCatalogue #..B4926
Dimensions... 10.0 x 8.0 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ Very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $70.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - Crown Jewel Mine, Pearl, Thunder Bay region, Ontario
Weight........... 2.19 caratsCatalogue #..B4933
Dimensions... 9.1 x 7.0 mmCut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $45.00 CDN



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