Huge, 30.5" Wide, Amethyst Geode on Metal Stand - Uruguay

Due to the size of this heavy piece, it will need to be shipped crated and on a pallet to arrive safely. We will include freight shipping within the US in the price. International shipping will be extra and billed after purchase. Please contact us if you need an international freight quote prior to purchase.

This is a gorgeous amethyst crystal geode from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. The amethyst crystals are a dark purple color and are nearly all in pristine condition. The "rind" has been polished all the way around to show off the mineral transition layers between the rock and amethyst crystals. There are also several "stalactite" formations that have been cut and polished down within the geode. This geode is accompanied by a large custom metal display stand that displays this geode beautifully.

We can pretty much guarantee this incredible specimen will look even better in person than in the photos.

The geode itself measures 30.5" wide by 16.3" tall. Including the stand it stands 21.9" tall and weighs just over 110 pounds.

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.

Quartz var. Amethyst
Artigas, Uruguay
30.5" wide, 16.3" tall, 21.9" tall on stand