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what is the type of the gemstone Amethyst ?

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  1. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. It is formed most often inside a geode (at least gem-quality), and the purple color comes from impurities of disputed origin. Manganese and sulfur are both considered possibilities.

  2. Amethyst (SiO2) is a violet or purple variety of quartz often used as an ornament. The name comes from the Greek a (not) and methuskein (“to intoxicate”), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness; the ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

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