[2015] Graham D: Amethyst

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[2015] Graham D: Amethyst

AMETHYST

I hope you enjoyed this presentation!Graham Dinniwell

It makes beautiful jewellery and is used for healing. And it is also said to be a calming stone.

AMETHYST MINING IN THUNDER BAYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMBjITF3PE0

Cool facts about amethysts*rates a 7 on Moh's Hardness Scale*their colour fades in the sun*it is the birthstone for February*the largest producer is Zambia in South Africa*it helps plants grow where they weren't growing*medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets for protection in battle in the belief that they had healing properties*turns orange when heated by fire

Where it is mined in Canada

Amethysts are light pink to dark purple type of quartz. They are a translucent mineral. They are smooth, but when you touch a point it is sharp. It has a vitreous/glossy luster.

Thunder Bay is a place where amethysts are mined in Ontario.

What does it look like?

What is it used for?


Comments

  • MsDennisMoore 6 years ago

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    WOW! Great job! How exactly are amethysts used for healing? Are they used in hospitals or is it alternative-medicine (natural)?

    Ms. Dennis-Moore

  • MsElRefaie 6 years ago

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    Great information Graham! I especially enjoyed the video! Who knew that you can find them yourself by visiting Thunder Bay!

  • Darien2007 4 years ago

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    Cool