AU NORD DE LA PROVINCE DE BUENOS AIRES, A DEUX PAS DES CHUTES D'IGUAZU...
Located in the north of the Province of Buenos Aires, it is in the city of Puerto Iguazu that we establish for a few days. Our objective is the visit of course of the famous National Park of Iguazu and its famous falls of Iguazu shared between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, They make oartie of the 7 wonders of the natural world. Our second visit will be the discovery of an amethyst mine, here the mine of Wanda. The north of Argentina and Uruguay are well known for their high quality amethysts, beautiful stones with shimmering colors.
The city of Puerto Iguazu is a small city planted in a red and luxuriant land. It has a colorful and warm atmosphere. Note, and this is typical of Argentina, the delicious ice creams with unique flavors, Crema de Cielo, Dulce de leche granizado, Chocolate Bariloche ... Behind each ice cream maker is a corner of Italy, a grandfather, an aunt, a know-how that has spread and prospered throughout Argentina!
Traveling along dirt roads, we reach the Wanda mine. Although it is no longer in operation, it can be visited with the possibility of buying local stones from small independent mines.
Argentinian amethyst is characterized by its beautiful intense purple color due to the presence of traces of iron. It is a variety of natural quartz that comes in the form of purple crystals of trigonal-trapezoidal crystal class. Some have a pure, intense color, while others sparkle with warm flashes of red, purple and blue. A crystal is often darker at the tip than at the base: some stones are cut in one of these gradation zones ranging from purple to pale pink.
"In litotherapy, amethyst offers a broad spectrum of healing energies and helps neutralize pain. It also relieves headaches and migraine. It is emotionally calming, which is why it is used to relieve stress and emotional exhaustion. A classic meditation tool, it aids meditation by calming and focusing an overactive mind."
Excerpt from the book "The Power of Crystals" by Hazel Raven