St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club offering amethyst cathedral as prize for fundraiser
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 4:17 pm

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.

For more information visit the club’s website at www.StLawrenceCountyMineralClub.org or call club president Bill deLorraine at 315-287-4652 or [email protected].

Proceeds from the raffle benefit club-sponsored Geology Department minerology scholarships at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.