When they split open the rock, they found a naturally-shaped amethyst heart sparkling inside.
We just found this amazing amethyst heart at our new mine😱😱😱
The miners had no idea that they would find such a marvel, in fact, they were struggling to start the excavation of the new Santa Rosa mine.
One of the miners even joked, "We have to find something amazing due to the hard work we have to do here."
And they certainly did unearth something spectacular when they cracked open the geode.
The once-in-a-lifetime find is being called a "treasure" by the company.
"This is very unique and it’s the first time we found something like this," said Marcos Lorenzelli, the director of Uruguay Minerals.