8" Dark Amethyst Cut Base Cluster With Honey Calcite

 
This is a beautiful, 8" tall cluster of deep purple Amethyst crystals from the famous mines near Artigas, Uruguay. The base of the cluster has been cut flat so that it stands up, and displays nicely on a flat surface. There is also a large, honey colored calcite crystal in the middle of the pocket of crystals. A gorgeous piece.

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 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
$265
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
8" tall, 6" wide, 5.2" deep
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#52591