Amethyst and quartz geode slice, from Artigas, Uruguay. Simply beautiful…
Dimensions: 5.46″ long x 1.8″ wide x .26″ thick
Weight: .19 lbs / 87.1 grams
In the northwest of Uruguay, about 50 km south of the city of Artigas, nestled in the basaltic subsoil, is located one of the most important agates and amethyst mining districts in the world.
These purple quartz crystals are most often seen in the form of cut gemstones, as amethyst is February’s birthstone. Its lavender to deep purple color is due to the presence of iron. As a healing stone it is known as the “gem of transformation”, a powerful energizer which can be used to bring about physical, emotional and spiritual change. Its history dates back to the ancient Greeks who used it not only to cure intoxication, but also to clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matters.