Jackson's Crossroads amethyst collecting area is abbreviated to "JXR", and is located in Wilkes County, Georgia. This site offers world-class amethyst crystals that are very brightly faced outwardly and range from pale lavender, to a deep purple. Recent finds have yielded extremely dark xls that appear black, but hold them to the light and they are eye clean facet grade deep purple and sometimes are flawless with no veils or inclusions. Rarely, enhydro's are found and these make striking specimens because they are so clear that the bubble is usually very visible.
Most people consider Georgia amethyst to be very light in color and generally not very good. This is usually the case! Some 20 to 30 years ago, Charlie's creek yielded good material, and Thom Campbell also made a good hit of Wilkes County material in a different location.
The JXR material that has been dug in the last year beats all known past finds in Georgia and most probably the South Eastern U.S., when every factor is considered. The crystals are sharp and well defined. Externally, the crystal faces are of the highest lustre with peculiar growth hillocks and wavy designs that can only be seen when oriented at the right angle to reflect these microscopic surface imperfections. Internally, the material is of the most amazing colour and highest-grade faceting material.