9.6" Druzy Green Quartz Cluster With Metal Stand - Uruguay

 
 
 
 
This is a beautiful specimen of rare green druzy quartz from the amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. Sometimes referred to incorrectly as "green amethyst" it was mined from within a pocket in the basalt.

The custom metal stand shown in the photos is included.

Silicon Dioxide, also know as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
FOR SALE
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
9.6" tall, 6.3" wide, 12.1" tall on stand
CATEGORY
ITEM
#107750