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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2009 18:10    Post subject: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2'  

The " Santiño" Mine located in the Catalan area, Artigas- Uruguay, a famous place for producing the highest quality Amethysts are global benchmark ....

Friends of the Forum is not the repetition of a previous item, but is the confirmation that the " Santiño" Mine is one of the richest mines in the world Amethyst. We has found anither giant piece that at the moment we still can not accurately calculate its dimensions. Exposing`re trying to go as far as we can.

According to "Cato SANCHIS" Technical responsible owner, their measures may exceed 6 meters in length and 12.000 kg. weight.

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Rural School in the area, entrance to the "Santiño" Mine, Artigas-Uruguay
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Santiño Mine - "Giants House"
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Entrance to the tunnel where the Geode is - Santiño Mine, Artigas-Uruguay
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2009 18:23    Post subject: Re: JOIN US TO DIG A GIANT AMETHYST GEODE - " PART 2 "  

Continuing with the exhibition ...


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Approximate size of what would be the front of the piece.
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Santiño Mine, Artigas-Uruguay
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Setting light to see inside, the rod that is used is approx. 3,50 m.
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Inside the Geode.
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Inside the Geode you can appreciate the excellent color and crystal clear water and pure still inside, they can also appreciate water millons of years old in 100% natural bottle.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 06:43    Post subject: Re: JOIN US TO DIG A GIANT AMETHYST GEODE - " PART 2 "  

Interesting!
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2010 23:00    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2'  

I really enjoyed seeing your dig pictures. I had some correspondence with a company named Artigas Minerals back in 2004. I was just amazed at the size and quality of the Amethyst Geodes they were pulling out of the mines. Here are a few of the pictures they have sent me at that time.


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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2010 18:32    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2'  

they are beautiful I have never seen such large ones, are they going to be cut down for resale or kept whole for museum use?
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 17:14    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2'  

Hi all,

continue to expose the images of the removal of this giant geode...



Antonio.



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Giant Amethyst inside of the mine - Santiño Mine, Artigas Uruguay
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Giant Amethyst inside of the mine - Santiño Mine, Artigas Uruguay
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Giant Amethyst inside of the mine - Santiño Mine, Artigas Uruguay
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Giant Amethyst inside of the mine - Santiño Mine, Artigas Uruguay
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Giant Amethyst inside of the mine - Santiño Mine, Artigas Uruguay
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 17:27    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2'  

The arriving of the giant geode to our factory


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first cut in the geode giant. Artigas - Uruguay
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first cut in the geode giant. Artigas - Uruguay
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first cut in the geode giant. Artigas - Uruguay
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first cut in the geode giant. Artigas - Uruguay
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The arriving of the giant geode to our factory
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The arriving of the giant geode to our factory
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The arriving of the giant geode to our factory
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