20.9" Sparkling, Prasiolite (Green Quartz) With Metal Stand

 
 
 
This is a rather unusual specimen of prasiolite (aka green quartz) from the amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It features "stalactite" crystal formations and a large quartz encrusted calcite crystal cluster at its center. The edges of the "rind" have been polished to reveal even more beauty. We can pretty much guarantee this incredible piece will look even better in person than in the photos.

Including the stand, this gorgeous specimen stands 25.4" tall and weighs about 54 lbs.

Prasiolite is a green variety of quartz that only naturally occurs in a few locations. It is formed when amethyst bearing rocks are heated by nearby lava flows or intrusions. It's often marketed under the name, green amethyst though that is technically incorrect as by definition amethyst is purple in color.
FOR SALE
$1,695
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. prasiolite & Calcite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
20.9" tall, 14.2" wide, 25.4" tall on stand
ITEM
#118180