Miners In Uruguay Get Astonished With A Stunning Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode

Miners In Uruguay Get Surprised With A Stunning Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode

It’s quite strange to call a pretty unique shape formed by two equal curves meeting at a point at the bottom and a cusp at the top, a heart. Although this looks nothing like the human heart, it’s been used as a symbol since the 5-6th century BC. The moment we come across this symbol, the thought of ‘love’ immediately crosses our minds. The heart is beautifully represented in a stunning geode too, proving that even nature approves of this symbol.

The breathtaking geode was discovered by a group of miners, at the Santa Rosa mine of Uruguay Minerals. Uruguay Minerals is located in the Catalan area in Artigas, Uruguay, which is very close to the border with Brazil.

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About this exceptional discovery, Marcos Lorenzelli of Uruguay Minerals revealed that workers were just recently given permission to find more geodes in the new mine. He also stated that since the basalt was very hard, one of the miners even joked, saying: “now we have to find something amazing due to the hard work we have to do here”.

Opening the unusually hard geode required lots of effort, but the consistent group of miners managed to succeed. The geode was cracked open after 2-3 hours, using an excavator machine. Needless to say, their hard work surely paid off!

Miners From Uruguay Minerals Recently Unearthed A Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode

heart shaped geode

The miners were fortunate enough to unearth a stunning heart-shaped amethyst geode, gracefully crafted by mother-nature over the years.

heart shaped geode

Although geodes come in various shapes and sizes, a heart-shaped geode hasn’t been unearthed by the company before. When the company posted about this gorgeous amethyst geode on social media and their website, the public was quite stunned. While many people found the geode ‘adorable’, others said that it might be a sign of love from the planet.

heart shaped geode

Images of the stunning geode took the internet by storm, specifically on Reddit. On Reddit, one image was able to collect 115,000 upvotes and over 100 Reddit awards. Also, more than 1200 users engaged in the comments.

heart shaped geode

Uruguay Minerals usually transform their geodes into a variety of shapes, including angels, hearts, Christmas trees, etc. However, the company has decided to keep this heart-shaped amethyst geode untouched, as it’s too valuable to be artificially processed.

heart shaped geode

For further information, check out the website, Facebook profile, and the YouTube channel of Uruguay Minerals. Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts about this exquisite geode with us in the comments!

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Image credits: Uruguay Minerals

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