21.2" Amethyst Geode On Metal Stand - Great Sparkle

This is an absolutely spectacular amethyst geode on a custom metal stand. The geodes has dark, well formed, grape juice colored crystals and the edges have been polished to display the agate "rind" The actually pocket is nice and deep and there is also a small cluster of light yellow calcite crystals in the upper right hand corner

The geode itself is 21.2" tall and stands 29" tall on the metal stand. Be sure to check out the video attached to see how it sparkles.

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
Artigas, Uruguay
21.2" tall, 10.4" wide, 6" deep, 29" tall on stand