8.9" Green/Gray Quartz "Jewelry Box" Geode With Metal Stand

 
 
 
 
 
This is a beautiful green and gray quartz geode from Artigas, Uruguay which has been cut open, polished, and mounted on a custom stand allowing both halves to be displayed. The quartz crystals feature gorgeous green/gray coloration.

There is an amazing druzy-covered calcite formation prominently displayed inside of the lower half and there are many other calcites scattered about.

The dimensions of the base half are 8.9 x 7.9 x 2.9" and the lid half of this geode is 7.9 x 6.9 x 1.2".

Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.

FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz & Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
8.9" wide, 7.9" deep, 11.4" tall (on stand)
CATEGORY
ITEM
#171864