Uruguay Minerals recently discovered a unique heart-shaped natural amethyst geode in its new Santa Rosa mine at Uruguay and Brazil’s border. The […]
Uruguay Minerals recently discovered a unique heart-shaped natural amethyst geode in its new Santa Rosa mine at Uruguay and Brazil’s border.
The miners, who were busy getting an excavation going, had no idea that they would soon discover a geode as lovely as this one. In fact, it started as a usual day at work.
“We were opening the mine to work normally,” Marcos Lorenzelli of Uruguay Minerals told My Modern Met, “but the land was difficult to work and our employees said, ‘We have to find something really nice due to the hard work we are doing.’”
The workers had no idea how true that statement would be, considering that they were struggling to get the excavation going because of the harder-than-usual basalt in the area.
But after two to three hours of non-stop toiling, the miners cracked open a rock using their excavator
Geodes come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but Uruguay Minerals has never found something quite like this before.
“This is very unique and it’s the first time we found something like this,” Lorenzelli said.
Extremely proud of its recent discovery, the company quickly shared photos of the heart-shaped geode on its website and social media pages.