11.2" Druzy Green Quartz Geode With Metal Stand - Uruguay

 
 
 
 
 
This is a truly stunning specimen of rare green druzy quartz stalactites from the amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. Sometimes referred to incorrectly as "green amethyst" it was mined from within a pocket in the basalt and features a secondary growth of sparkling, green quartz crystals. The quartz formed in stalactitic projections that sit horizontal within the geode when placed on its stand. Calcite crystals can be found scattered within this fascinating geode, as well.

I can pretty much guarantee this incredible piece will look even better in person than in the photos.

Silicon Dioxide, also know as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
FOR SALE
$795
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
11.2" tall, 7.4" wide, 15.4" tall on stand
CATEGORY
ITEM
#99897