“Carolina Heart” Amethyst Now on Display

The intriguing Carolina Heart amethyst is now on display at PARI

A 25,000-carat triple-cluster amethyst named “The Carolina Heart” is now on display in the PARI Exhibit Gallery. The unusual specimen is from the collection of PARI Founder Don Cline and was discovered at the Reel Mine in Lincoln County, NC.

The PARI collection also includes hundreds of other museum-grade mineral specimens from North Carolina and other sites around the world.

The meteorite section of the Gallery includes a specimen from 1492 that is a piece of the very first meteorite documented to have fallen to earth. The Gallery includes meteorite specimens that have been gathered from around the world and includes pieces of Mars and the Earth’s Moon.

Located in the Cline Administration Building, the Exhibit Gallery is open 9-4 Monday through Saturday and is included as part of the campus general admission fee: $6 per person ($18 max per family), children 10 and under free.