23" Deep Amethyst Geode With Large Calcite Crystals

This is a true museum quality display piece. It's a 23" tall, dark purple amethyst geode with large crystals. Right in the center of it is a large calcite crystal that seams to glow in the light. The geode has a deep pocket and the edges have been polished. It stands 35" tall on its custom metal display stand. A one-of-a-kind display that is sure to blow anyone away.

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 & Calcite
Artigas, Uruguay
23" tall, 16" wide, 10" deep, 35" tall on stand