31.8" Amethyst Geode with Metal Stand - Dark Purple Crystals

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This is an absolutely gorgeous amethyst geode with large, dark-purple crystals, collected from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. The geode itself is 31.8" tall, but it stands just over 54" tall including the custom metal display stand. The shape of this section of geode resembles the peel of a freshly consumed orange slice, except it has crystals and is a rock.

The edge of this amethyst geode has been polished and the crystals within the geode bear excellent color. The "rind" has been polished along each edge to show off the mineral transition layers between the rock and amethyst crystals. We can pretty much guarantee this incredible specimen will look even better in person than in the photos.

This stunning specimen includes the custom metal display stand shown in the photos. The geode measures 31.8" tall, 15.1" wide at its widest point and is about 12" deep. On the stand, this specimen stands just over 54" (4'6") tall. Including the base, this specimen weighs 130 lbs.

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.


FOR SALE
$5,450
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
Geode is 31.8" tall by 15.1" wide, 54.2" tall on stand, 130 lbs
ITEM
#209235