12.6" Wide Amethyst Geode With Large Calcite Crystals - Uruguay

Because of the fragile nature 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, quartz, and calcite crystal geode from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. The quartz crystals range between colorless, purple (amethyst) and spots of gray quartz. This geode also displays a "stalactite" formation, parts of which are covered in tiny druzy crystals.

But wait, there's more!

Did you notice the large calcite crystal? I mean, how would you not, but just look at it!

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

This amazing geode weighs nearly 40 pounds on the included custom metal display stand.

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
12.6" wide, 9.2" front to back, 12.3" tall on stand