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The Brushy Mountain, a.k.a Mule Creek, quartz crystal area is located on the Arizona-New Mexico border in Grant County, New Mexico. The quartz crystals formed in cavities in a rhyolite or andesitic rock. Most of the crystals are small (1-8 cm on average), and rather heavily included, but they are typically a light amethystine color and display unusual crystal shapes. Many of the crystals are scepters with skeletal habit. The above specimens are typical of this locale. They each have a light lilac color. The two on the right show a scepter growth habit. All three have pristine crystal tips and surfaces. (#M496, suite of 3 crystals is vallued at $15.00)

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