This is a beautiful, high quality, Thunder Bay Amethyst crystal cluster. Shown next to a US quarter coin for size comparison. It has a base coloring of darker purple shades, with lovely "caps" of red Hematite all over the points. Interesting formations/facets are present throughout, and you can see the details of these even better as you move the stone around under a bright light source. It is VERY energetic!
The area surrounding Thunder Bay, Ontario is known for its amazing Amethyst specimens. They are particularly special because of the sheer variety of inclusions possible! All shades of purple (from pale to very dark) with the possibility of inclusions such as... deep red Hematite flakes/caps, Phantoms (on occasion), and unusual green/grey-green/yellow-ish green shades. MUCH nicer 'in person' than the photos can show! This specimen has been left natural, not polished, and as such it has some interesting organic textures throughout. ALL inclusions present come from 100% natural formations in the stone.
Thunder Bay Amethyst is found in vugs and cavities of varying sizes, anywhere from about 1” across to a cavity large enough for a person to crawl into! These cavities/vugs naturally collapse at some point in their history (prior to miners finding them) from geologic activity in the fault systems around the area. Because of this, it's unusual to find larger Thunder Bay Amethyst specimens with well defined crystals.
It weighs approximately 4.3oz and measures just under 2 1/2" inches long X 1 3/4" inches wide at the widest point X 1 3/8" inches tall/thick at the thickest point. Code-82522-31
Thunder Bay Amethyst is a high vibration stone that is especially helpful for increasing clarity and the connection to one's High Self, at the same time supporting the ability to stay grounded while intensifying and maintaining a balance between the heart and mind. Medicine people have used this crystal to calm the mind and focus inward, during journeys and meditation. It is a protective stone,
It is an excellent stone for releasing and detaching from anger and negativity of all types.
Thunder Bay Amethyst is often full of rich red Hematite inclusions. (See Quartz Varieties)
In Crystal Healing it is used with issues concerning depression, stress, blood pressure, addictions and memory. It is thought to boost overall healing ability.
It is associated with the Heart and Crown Chakras, and may also be used with the Root chakra.
Hematite (sometimes spelled Hemetite). Hematite is a must for anyone interested in working with crystals and stones. It is said to assist in grounding and calming and in manifesting Divine Light in your life. It deflects and dissolves negative energies.
Hematite is said to help one to 'sort things out' and can be used for memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. Hematite, especially in its natural crystalline form, is traditionally thought to bring peace, self-control and inner happiness.
It is a calming energy and is said to attract "kind" love and act as a stabilizing force.
In Crystal Healing, it is used to calm the nerves, for insomnia, and to align the spine and speed the mending of broken bones. Some Indigenous healers have used it with blood disorders. Hematite is associated with the root (base) Chakra.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.