Vera Cruz Amethyst is so named as it originates from the Los Vigas Mine, in Vera Cruz, Mexico. The crystal is now very rare, as the mine was shut down many years ago. Formed in silica rich liquids deposited in gas cavities (geodes) in lava, Amethyst most commonly forms in crystalline masses / clusters. However, Vera Cruz Amethyst forms as single or clustered stalactites, which are individual elongated crystal points with brilliant lustre. The points are often double terminated, some have scepter tips and many contain amethyst phantoms within their crystal shafts. On rare occasions, a water or gas bubble may also be present within the crystal. On a metaphysical level, Amethyst is a crystal of awakening and transformation. It is often the first crystal that people become attracted to, thus synchronistically it opens a person’s conscious awareness to their higher-self and so begins their journey of conscious evolution and personal growth.