Thursday, October 2, 2014

Goethite in Amethyst: Sirius Amethyst/Super 7

I just acquired more of these amazing sirius amethysts/”super 7’s” and will gradually be adding them one by one to my shop.  These things are absolutely amazing energetically and packed full of mineral inclusions.  The mining location is Antsakaonimanta Deposit, Mangatabohangy Commune (Mangatobangy), Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Pronvince, Madagascar.  Scroll to the bottom of this article to see the photo album of the one I just added to my shop.  You can view this crystal in my shop HERE.

I’ve identified goethite for sure in all of them.  I think the more reddish needles and flecks may be lepidochrosite.  There is a lot of a mauve-ish red mineral in many of them that I can’t identify, but I’m pretty sure it’s one of the iron minerals.  Some of it could be hematite, though much of it has a slight purplish hue, so I’m not sure exactly what’s going on inside these crystals, but it is a lot of something interesting and very special.

I do see some fine whitish hairs or fibers in this particular specimen.  I don’t believe this is rutile because they bend and rutile is straight.  They could be some type of amphibole, though they are pretty fine and delicate, so it’s hard to say if they’re an actual mineral or just some run-of-the-mill inclusions.  There are also a number of other minerals I cannot identify.  All of these crystals have amethyst, smoky quartz and clear quartz as well as goethite, and this particular one is an elestial and trigonic. 

Rutile and cacoxenite are the only things missing for this particular specimen to be a super 7, but all of the super 7’s that I have purchased from people claiming they are super 7’s have NEVER had rutile or cacoxenite.  In fact, there has actually never been any cacoxenite identified in any amethyst by geologists or mineralogists EVER.  All samples of “cacoxenite” taken from amethyst that have been tested have turned out to be goethite, so I don’t believe there is actually such a thing as a super 7.  (You can verify this info with a search on mindat or google scholarly.  And if you ever find any actual scientific evidence out there that contradicts what I have said here, please post the link in the comments section.)  So, it is my opinion that all super 7’s are actually super 6’s at best and probably mostly super 4’s. 

My boyfriend and I just purchased two “super 7’s”.  I only found goethite, amethyst, smoky quartz, and clear (or milky) quartz in them.  Energetically I don’t feel like they even begin to compare to these amethysts that I’ve been collecting.  I can barely feel anything from mine, and his is nice, but doesn’t really feel any more powerful than a nice amethyst to me.  (I hate to say that because they were both extremely expensive.)  His is actually very pretty, but mine is absolutely ugly.  It is a poorly tumbled chunk of really dirty amethyst with some interesting goethite triangles inside.   That’s it.  Quite disappointing.  My boyfriend has been teasing me that he’s going to cut it up, and I may just let him do it at some point, because I would like to be able to see the goethite better. 

But these awesome amethysts that I’ve come across recently absolutely blow me away.  They were not sold to me as super 7’s, just amethyst.  The prices were much more reasonable that super 7’s and they are actually whole crystals with their original terminations, which is something you rarely see in crystals sold as “super 7’s). 

The energy feels amazingly strong.  All of these weird crystals have the most intense blast of energy I’ve ever felt in any crystal, even more than lemurians (to me.)  When I point them to my left palm, it is a very intense piercing feeling for a crystal.  Some of the beams of energy feel more round and others more sharp.  I suspect that even those who are “energy blind” may be able to feel them. 

And this is what I am the most excited about right now:  I just got some really small ones that actually have really sparkly rutile in them.  This is the first time I have found rutile in amethyst and they are sooooooooooooo amazingly beautiful.  AND energetically, they pack a really powerful punch in a very small package.  I’ll try to add some to DoodlepunkArt soon and keep the prices affordable.

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