2-3" Dark Purple Amethyst Crystal Clusters - Uruguay

These are beautiful, grape juice purple clusters of amethyst from the deposits near Artigas, Uruguay. This amethyst is much darker and higher quality than the typical amethyst clusters that you see on the market from Brazil. Most of these crystal clusters range from 2-3" across, though some maybe slightly larger.

The pictures are representative of the clusters you will receive, but don't show the exact specimens. Quantity discounts are available.

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.

Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
10+ Pieces
Quartz var. Amethyst
Artigas, Uruguay
approximately 2-3" wide