The amethyst of Namibia !
often the crystals have hematite inclusions ( ENLARGED IMAGE )
This one has 2 enhydro bubbles
Inclusions in pale amethyt crystal: HEMATITE
Other amethyst from Namibia is on the amethyst home page ---->>>>
The amethyst often are heavily included with various
crystals , minerals , and voids and vapor cavities .
this crystal has voids with a crystal shape ! AKA
On occasion these voids are crystal shaped
and are said to be "Negative Crystals ".
A close up view of the crystal shown to the left
this view shows the enhydro gas bubble in the negative crystal inclusion
                                   The story of Brandberg  Amethyst
99% of the amethyst labeled as "Brandberg" is actually from the near by Goboboseb Mountains.  The
Goboseb Mountains are in sight of Brandberg , which is a national monument and collecting is forbidden
there .   But since those mountains show up on the map and are more well known  , that's the name the
amethyst bear.     
Skeletal Fenster Crystal from goboboseb mtns, near Brandberg , Namibia
different view of the crystal to the left
another view of crystal
view looking 'tip down'
The "official" lanquage of Namibia is English .  However ,
Afrikaans and German are commonly spoken as well .  To the left
are examples of skeletal or "fenster" crystals.   Fenster is a
German word that means "window".   You can see why the
skeletal shapes  with their window-like growth caused them to
name them "fenster" crystals.  
Skeletal or "fenster" crystals
amethyst scepter crystal from brandberg region, goboboseb mtns , namibia
This skeletal scepter with amethyst phantom also has
inclusions ( the inclusions are not shown well ) .  And on top of
that it has relic cavities where some mineral formed at the end
of the quartz growth ( but still before growth had stopped as
evidenced by the indentions) .   This secondary mineral then
dissolved away  , leaving strange relic cavities !     
Hematite inclusions------>>>
This crystal has 3 bubbles and is
loaded with inclusions !
The color is exceptional .
This video shows a mobile gas vapour bubble
suspend in a liquid filled chamber .  This is a
two phase inclusion typically referred to as an
I know this is the Brandberg amethyst page and the following crystal is clear quartz from Brandberg but it is
exceptional with its negative crystal inclusions .    This crystal has numerous negative crystals and most are
fully formed double terminates.  One even has a moving enhydro bubble!   The pictures are so striking that I
am adding them here.
Updated April 06, 2019
Below are Brandberg amethyst crystal
cross-sections. Note the inclusions and
phantoms in them.
We sell Brandberg amethyst at our
Rock shop in McDonough, Georgia
and also online on ebay.
You can find our ebay link at the top of
the page in the drop-down menu.
The link to our store is below (click the
amethyst crystal banner)
Click here for info on the Georgia Rock shop : The Mineral Gallery in Mcdonough, Georgia. Just South of Atlanta