Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst
The Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine of Wilkes Co. Georgia is the premier Amethyst locality in the United States. It consistently produces world class specimens and crystals that are justifiably celebrated for its pure rich purple color reflecting red and blue flashes. In 2008 the Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine was included in the American Mineral Treasures as one of the most important collecting sites in American mineral history. Many museum quality specimens have been produced by this mine which now reside in museums and prestigious private collections across the world.
Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine was originally developed by Rodney Moore and through his efforts many fabulous specimens were produced. In 2002 he formed a partnership with Terry Ledford, famous N.C. Emerald miner. Together they furthered the reputation of the Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine as the finest Amethyst mine in the country.
In 2007 Rodney sold his share of the mine to a partnership of west coast collectors led by Paul Geffner. Together, Ledford and Geffner furthered production, bringing the world's finest Amethyst crystals, faceted stones and specimens.
On 9/17/14 Terry Ledford tragically passed away in a mining accident in North Carolina. Terry Ledford was beloved by his family and friends no words can truly describe the loss. Terry's share of the mine was inherited by his son, Christopher Ryan Ledford, also a miner and mineral collector. Today Christopher Ledford, along with Paul Geffner and his partners of Purple Haze, equally share ownership of the Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine. They continue to work together to ensure that awe inspiring crystals and mineral specimens will continue to flow from the mine.