23.4" Sparkling Prasiolite (Green Quartz) Cluster with Metal Stand
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This is a quartz geode from the amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It features "stalactite" crystal formations and a variety of druzy quartz and pyrite encrusted calcite crystals. The green coloration of the quartz is a result of the green matrix beneath, as well as green inclusions peppered throughout the quartz/agate. The edges of the "rind" have been polished to reveal even more beauty. We can pretty much guarantee this incredible piece will look even better in person than in the photos, especially under natural light.
Including the stand, this gorgeous specimen stands 37.2" tall and weighs about 113 lbs.
Prasiolite is a green variety of quartz that only naturally occurs in a few locations. It is formed when amethyst bearing rocks are heated by nearby lava flows or intrusions. It's often marketed under the name, green amethyst though that is technically incorrect as by definition amethyst is purple in color.