Amethyst Stalactite. Artigas. Artigas Department. Uruguay. ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
This statuesque piece is an attention-grabber. The fine Amethyst Quartz crystals cover the entirety of the stalactitic surface of this Uruguayan piece. There are hundreds of quite sharp, lustrous rich purple crystals present. The mineral stands on its own for convenient display in two different positions, so the owner has an option or can "toggle" between orientations to dictate how it should be viewed. The bold form is a great representation of the material from a noted locality. In excellent condition and with no notable damage, this stalactitic piece confirms why such mineral examples are popular for displays.
Overall Measurements: 10.00 x 5.50 x 4.00 inches (25.40 x 13.97 x 10.16 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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