20.4" Amethyst Geode On Metal Stand - Extra Dark Crystals

This is an absolutely spectacular amethyst geode on a custom metal stand. The geodes has extra dark crystals, some of the darkest amethyst you'll see, and the edges have been polished to display the agate "rind" The geode itself is 20.4" tall and stands 27" tall on the metal stand. I thought it was the nicest geode in the size range that my supplier had available.

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
20.4" tall, 13" wide, 5.5" deep, 27" tall on stand