Incredible, 53.5" Amethyst Geode with Metal Stand - Artigas, Uruguay

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This enormous geode was carefully extracted from the hard basalt formations near Artigas, Uruguay. It was then masterfully prepared by the local expert craftsman to create a natural work of art. The geode itself is 53.5" tall, and it stands 71.2" tall including the custom metal display base. To truly understand the scale of this geode, our assistant warehouse supervisor Jake (6'3" tall) can be seen standing next to it.

The "rind" has been polished all the way around to show off the mineral transition layers between the rock and amethyst crystals. These crystals bear deep purple coloration and formed in association with small calcite crystals that can be found peppered throughout the geode. 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 53.5" tall, 32" wide at its widest point and is 10.5" thick. On the stand, this specimen stands just over 71" (5'11" tall). Including the base this specimen weighs approximately 465 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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst & Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
Geode: 53.5" tall by 32" wide, 10.5" thick. 71.2" tall on stand
ITEM
#199978