15.5" Amethyst Cathedral Geode From Brazil - 53 lbs

This is a 15.5" tall amethyst cathedral/geode from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It weighs 53 lbs and is full of beautiful, sparkling amethyst crystals as well as some small calcite formation. The amethyst geode has been mounted in an artificial matrix (as is typically done with these geodes) so that it sites nicely on a flat surface.

An absolutely beautiful decorative piece.

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 is considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies.

Much of the world’s amethyst comes from extensive deposits in Southern Brazil that have been heavily mined for about a century. The amethyst occurs in large cavities or geodes within volcanic rocks and the coloration and crystal size can vary greatly.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Minas Gerais, Brazil
15.5" tall, 11.5" wide, 8" deep, 53 lbs