6.3" Quartz Stalactite Slice On Wood Base

This is a very beautiful, cut and polished slice of a quartz and agate "stalactite" that was found within an amethyst geode. These polished slices are gorgeous, displaying some wonderful banding of different varieties of quartz. They come from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. Comes with a wooden base which allows it to display very aesthetically.

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.

Artigas, Uruguay
6.3" Tall,