54" Wide, Massive Multi-Window Amethyst Geode - Museum Quality

This is a one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping, dark amethyst crystal geode on a large custom metal stand. This gargantuan geode was carefully extracted from the hard basalt formations near Artigas, Uruguay. It was then masterfully prepared by the local expert craftsman to create this natural work of art.

There are five different viewing windows into this beast of a geode, with the smallest cavity at the right side containing a cluster of large, pristine calcite crystals. The "rind" of each window has been polished to a glossy finish, the largest of which is 21" wide. On the custom display stand it is 59.5" tall, or just under five feet tall! The geode itself measures 54.2" wide, 33.5" tall, (longest horizontal measurement) and at its thickest point measures approximately 30". The crystal-lined interior of the geode measures 53 x 25.5 x 24.5".

A top quality amethyst piece, and an aesthetic display that's sure to turn heads!

Due to the size and weight of this piece it will be shipped on a pallet or in a crate via freight. Our website can't automatically calculate freight shipping costs so these costs will be calculated and billed after purchase. Please contact us prior to purchase if you need a shipping quote.

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
$34,950
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst & Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
54.2" wide, 33.5" tall, 30" thick, 59.5" tall on stand
ITEM
#232885