AMAZING GEODE WITH STALACTITES AND STALAGMITES WITH AMETHYST & GREY DRUZE INSIDE
Place of origin: Artigas – Uruguay
Geological period: Cretaceous
Age: 120-140 million years old
Height (including stand): 20cm
Dimensions: H 14cm x W 28cm x D 12cm
This extraordinary piece is a stunning geode displayed stylishly on a decorative a wooden stand. The interior of the geode comprising a dark grey amethyst druze with multiple stalactite and stalagmite formations. The outer layer of the piece is in its natural state of rough basalt, and two “windows” show the inside of the geode. The edges of the windows have been polished, revealing the layers of grey agate, green celadonite embellished with layer of white quartz. This breath-taking piece is a beautiful visual insight into how geodes are naturally, and how the stunning crystals formed inside the cavities of volcanic rock millions of years ago and a spectacle of stalagmite and stalactites. It’s a very interesting piece due to its mineralogical information, as well as being very decorative due to its size, and its mix of colours.