10.5" Purple Amethyst Geode With Polished Face - Uruguay

This is a stunning, deep purple amethyst geode from the famous mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It is 10.5" wide, 8" wide, 5.4" tall and weighs almost 14 lbs. It's filled with large, dark purple amethyst crystals and displays well on a flat surface. The outer surface is almost completely polished, displaying the agate and mineral formations within the rock, beautifully.

We import our material directly from the mines in Artigas, Uruguay and it is much darker, higher quality material than you normally see for sale.

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 out 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
10.5" long, 8" wide, 5.4" tall, Almost 14 lbs