Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that gets its color from iron and manganese. It is often used in jewelry and is the birthstone for February. This specimen was found in Lincoln County, North Carolina and was collected by George L. English and Company.
George L. English & Company George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment.