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Excavating Uruguayan Amethysts

Business Insider Magazine takes a closer look at a Uruguayan amethyst mine.
Check out this 12-minute video to see how it is worked.

Abby Tang and Clancy Morgan
Business Insider Magazine
Nov 20, 2023

Amethyst is one of the most abundant crystals in the world, but the most prized pieces can cost almost a million dollars. Some of the world’s largest amethyst geodes come out of Artigas, Uruguay. The earth beneath this region is uniquely suited to producing amethyst. But other than size, what qualities do miners look for in a valuable amethyst? And how are the crystals prepared once they’re out of the ground? We explored why amethyst geodes are so expensive.

Amethyst Uruguay Le Stage Minerals
12 minutes – Worth Watching! (They should be wearing masks when cutting and grinding.)
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