16.4" Amethyst Geode With Calcite on Metal Stand - Uruguay

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a gorgeous amethyst and calcite crystal geode section from the famous amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. The outer edge of the "rind" has been polished to reveal more crystal formation and even some agate.

Love some calcite with your amethyst? No problem, we've got you covered; there's a big calcite front and center and a few smaller ones.

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

On the included display stand, this weighs just over 61 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 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.

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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.


FOR SALE
$1,995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst, Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
16.4" tall, 12.6" wide, 21.1" tall on stand
ITEM
#107708