Massive, 4 Foot Amethyst Geode On Metal Stand - Urugay

 
 
 
 
 
This is a truly awe inspiring display piece, a nearly 4 foot tall, top quality Amethyst geode from Uruguay. It comes with a custom mental display stand, to complete the impressive presentation.

The Amethyst crystals in this piece are top quality, not the low quality amethyst geodes typically seen from Brazil. They are dark purple in color with lots of sparkle, and there are many small white calcite crystals also present on the piece.

The geode itself is 46" tall, and it stands 52" tall on the stand. The geode weighs in at 291 lbs.

Due to it's large size it will need to be shipped freight in a custom crate. Domestic freight shipping cost is included in the price. International freight shipping will be additional and billed after purchase.

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
$8,450
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst & Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
46" Tall (52" on stand), 20" wide, 291 lbs
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#53691