Discover the World’s Largest Quartz Crystals

World's Largest Quartz Crystal
Largest Display Cluster, Quartz. Namibia, Crystal Gallery.

The world’s largest quartz crystal on display resides in Swakopmund, Namibia. This piece was pulled from a Namibian mine 135 feet deep, and weighs an incredible 14,100 Kgs. The excavation of the piece took over three years before finding its home at the Crystal Gallery in Swakopmund.

Coleman Mine Multi-Million Quartz Cluster
The $3.5 Million Quartz Cluster pulled from the Coleman Mine in Arkansas.

This amazing quartz cluster was excavated from the Coleman Mine in Jessieville, Arkansas. It sports beautiful clear points, amazing luster, and took 4 days to pull out of the mine. It is over 8 feet in diameter and weighs 2,000 pounds (~907 kg). The majority of the piece’s value does not come from it’s size, but rather the condition, luster, and unique features specific to such a find.


Berns Quartz Cluster
The Bern Quartz Cluster out of Arkansas.

Another fabulous Arkansas origin piece, the Bern Quartz is housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This single cluster stands 7 feet tall and weighs over 8,000 pounds (~3630 kg), and is the largest piece within the Smithsonian. This piece originally hailed from Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains, a renowned hotspot for quartz crystals. To date, is the largest single cluster taken from the Ouachita’s.

Quartz with Gold- Australia Mine.
A large quartz rock containing large gold deposits found in Australia.

Although very common quartz can be seen in this find, what lies within it shocked the miners who discovered it. Over $10.4 million worth of gold weighing in at 116 kg between two separate quartz rocks was found in Western Australia. Mined by Canadian firm RNC, the mining company confirmed that this ranks among the world’s top discoveries in history for a single, pristine gold deposit.