Uruguay is home to some of the highest quality amethyst in the world, and our mining process is not only environmentally friendly, but also ensures fair labor practices for our workers.
Our amethyst mines are located in the Artigas region of Uruguay, where the crystals are estimated to be around 130-150 million years old. The formation of the amethyst is the result of the interaction between aquifers and volcanic activity, leading to the unique and vibrant hues that make Uruguayan amethyst so sought after.
At our mines, we pride ourselves on our 100% clean mining process. We fully comply with all government regulations and go above and beyond to ensure that our impact on the environment is minimized. This includes measures such as using energy-efficient equipment and recycling water to reduce our water usage.
Our workers are also treated fairly, with fair wages and benefits regulated by the government. We also make sure that their working conditions are safe and healthy, and that they receive the necessary training to carry out their work.
Once a mine has reached the end of its production, typically after 10-15 years, we take the responsibility of restoring the mining location and surrounding environment to its original state. This includes replanting trees and other vegetation, and ensuring that the ecosystem is not permanently damaged as a result of our mining activities.
We believe that mining can be done in a responsible and sustainable manner, and we strive to prove it with our practices. Our commitment to environmentally-friendly mining and fair labor practices ensures that our customers can purchase Uruguayan amethyst with peace of mind, knowing that it was obtained in a responsible and sustainable way.