Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Cabinet, 14.2 x 9.8 x 8.4 cm
Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay

This is a large cluster of wonderful deep purple amethyst crystals, with the superb intensity and flash characteristic of Uruguay (as opposed to the lighter and more mundane and common Brazilian specimens). It is a complete mound of crystals wrapped around a central chunk of matrix rock, so it has a really pleasing overall form. A very flashy and showy specimen! 14.2 x 9.8 x 8.4cm