12.2" Silver Quartz "Stalactite" Cluster - Uruguay

 
 
 
This is a truly stunning specimen of silver colored quartz from the amethyst mines near Artigas, Uruguay. It was mined from within a pocket in the basalt and features "stalactites" with a secondary growth of sparkling, green quartz crystals. I can pretty much guarantee this incredible piece will look better in person than in the photos.

The entire piece is 12.2" tall, 7.2" wide and stands 15.6" tall on the included custom metal display stand.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Prasiolite
LOCATION
Artigas, Uruguay
SIZE
12.2" tall, 7.2" wide, 15.6" tall on stand
ITEM
#113193