Worlds biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress of Uruguay’ – Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
Situated just an hour from the Cairns international Airport on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, The Crystal Caves offers an experience without equal in Australia.
One of Australia’s most spectacular private mineralogical collection with over 600 specimens on display!
You will stand in awe in front of The Empress.
At well over three metres tall (that’s eleven feet) and weighing two and a half tonnes, the size is certainly impressive but it’s the sheer beauty that makes people gasp when they first see her. This is the Worlds biggest Amethyst Geode – The Empress of Uruguay but the tens of thousands perfect, deep purple Amethyst crystals that nature has formed naturally inside truly amaze everyone who sees her. It is very unusual to see Amethyst crystals of this quality – rated as being “AA Jewellery Quality” – and together in their thousands they present a truly dazzling sight. Many people spend long periods of time just gazing and absorbing the sheer beauty of The Empress, pondering the intricacies of nature.
Unlike typical museums, but like a great many of the pieces on display in The Crystal Caves, visitors are welcome to touch, feel and take photographs of The Empress.
How was she discovered? How did she get here?