Unique 13.5" Amethyst Crystal Cluster on Metal Stand - Uruguay

This gorgeous amethyst crystal geode section from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay is rather unique. It's filled with multiple shades of purple amethyst crystals, a large portion of which formed from a "stalactite" formation. The rind is nicely polished and reveals even more amazing detail. We can pretty much guarantee this cluster will look even better in person than in the photos.

This beautiful specimen includes the custom metal display stand shown in the photos.

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
13.5" tall, 9.7" wide, 17" tall on stand