Uruguayan Amethyst with Calcite

Uruguayan Amethyst with Calcite

Availability: In stock.

Only 1 left

Quick Overview

This is some of the most richly colored Amethyst we've come across, in a very long time. Exuding deep purple hues and sparkling terminations, this specimen is unique by itself. The added accent of a natural "dripping" stalactite, calcite formation, makes this specimen a real beauty.

Specimen Measurements: ~7" x 6" x 3"

Height in stand: ~ 10"

Location: Uruguay, South America

More Information:

Amethyst is a variety of quartz which owes its coloration to the presence of iron in the area of its formation. The word Amethyst is derived from ancient Greek meaning "intoxication". It was believed by both ancient Romans and Greeks, if they wore Amethyst or made their goblets of the material, it would help prevent them from becoming intoxicated. Amethyst has been used in jewelry making for centuries. Spectacular, priceless carvings dating to the ancient Egyptians are displayed in museums. Amethyst is found in many places around the world. However, the most beautiful Amethyst, displaying deep rich purple crystals are mainly in South America.