15.6" Unique Amethyst Geode with Calcite on Metal Stand - Uruguay

This is a gorgeous, dark amethyst crystal geode on a custom metal stand. The specimen itself is 15.6" tall. Multiple cavities act as windows into this geode, with one cavity containing a large calcite crystal. Each window has been polished around the "rind", revealing the colorful underlying mineral layers. A top quality amethyst piece, and an aesthetic display on the included custom metal display stand.

While Brazil 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) that owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, resulting 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. The largest and best known amethyst deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay, but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

Quartz var. Amethyst & Calcite
Artigas, Uruguay
15.6" tall, 11.2" wide, 20.2" tall on stand