19.6" Stunning Amethyst Geode on Metal Stand - Uruguay

This is a gorgeous, dark amethyst crystal geode on a custom metal stand. The specimen itself is 19.6" tall by 15.5" wide, and including the stand weighs over 57 lbs. Much of the "rind" and the stalactitic formations have been polished, revealing the colorful underlying mineral layers. A partially polished calcite crystal can be found near the top of this specimen.

A top quality amethyst piece, and an aesthetic display on the included custom metal 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.

Quartz var. Amethyst & Calcite
Artigas, Uruguay
19.6" tall, 15.5" wide, 25.3" tall on stand