11.9" Unique Amethyst Formation On Metal Stand - Artigas, Uruguay

This is a unique, amethyst crystal formation from the famous mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It comes with a custom made metal stand to create a spectacular display. This formation found inside of a large geode is covered in sparkling, grape juice colored amethyst crystals with an amethyst druse in between the crystals.

We import our material directly from the mines in Artigas, Uruguay and it is much darker, higher quality material than you normally see for sale. This also allows us to offer exceptional pricing.

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 out 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 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.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Artigas, Uruguay
Cluster 11.9" Wide 8.7" wide, 12" tall on stand