St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club offering amethyst cathedral as prize for fundraiser
CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club is offering an amethyst cathedral as the prize in their current fundraiser.
An amethyst cathedral is a natural mineral formation, similar to a large geode. It gets the name "cathedral" from its shape; tall and pointed, somewhat resembling a gothic arch or a church window.The outside looks like a hollow log with a green basalt coating. The cathedral is cut open, revealing an interior lined with purple amethyst crystals. It stands on a stable base of rock material. Each cathedral is unique and has a retail value of over $500.
This unique item will be on display at the St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's 52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Swap on Aug. 25 and 26 at the Canton pavilion, 90 Lincoln St.
Tickets for a chance to win it may be purchased at any time during the show. The winning ticket will be drawn at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
Proceeds from the raffle benefit club-sponsored Geology Department minerology scholarships at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.