16" High Quality Amethyst Geode - 42 lbs

This is a cavernous, high quality, amethyst geode from the famous mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It's 11.8" tall and 16" wide, weighing 42.5 lbs. It has a deep pocket of shinning, deep purple amethyst crystals. The bottom of the rock has been cut flat so that it displays beautifully. Truly an impressive display piece.

We import directly from the mines in Artigas, Uruguay and the material is much higher quality than the more frequently seen amethyst from Brazil.

Due to the size/weight this piece will ship in a custom wooden crate, so please allow for a few extra days for us to prepare the shipment.

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.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Artigas, Uruguay
16" wide, 11.8" Tall, 10" deep, 42.5 lbs