11.8" Unique, Druzy Quartz Geode on Metal Stand - Uruguay

This is a gorgeous quartz crystal geode section on a custom metal stand. The cluster features sparkling crystals and and a few cross-sectioned slices that show the layers as stalactitic formations formed. There are some towering stalactites within this geode section that are encrusted in crystals. A very illuminating and beautiful piece.

Included with the geode is a custom metal display stand.

While Brazil to the north is a much more prolific producer of amethyst, the amethyst mined near Artigas, Uruguay tends to be much darker with higher quality crystals. We import our material directly from the mines in Uruguay allowing us to offer it at better retail prices than anyone else. We carry a large variety of geodes, amethyst clusters, and collector quality crystal formations.

Amethyst being mined in Uruguay from the hard volcanic rock.
Amethyst being mined in Uruguay from the hard volcanic rock.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The largest, and best known amethyst deposit occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

Artigas, Uruguay
11.8 x 9.3", 8.4" tall on stand