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.

Rose Quartz- What You Need To Know

Rose Quartz is symbolic of love due to its notoriously famous pink coloration. This beautiful pink crystal gains its coloration from pink variations of borosilicate. Along with its pink coloration, rose quartz is typically a stone full of luster and translucent properties visually.

Rose quartz originates in mines all over the world, with varying levels of quality specific to each unique specimen. Many of the most popular pieces are from Brazil. Rose quartz has been dated back to jewelry from 7,000 BC and has a history amongst the Romans and Assyrians. Ancient Romans even used the beautiful crystal as a royal seal.

Rose quartz is particularly sought after not only for its beautiful coloration, rarity, and structure, but also because it has the wonderful property of being unharmed by light exposure. Most crystals suffer some degree of diminishment over time when exposed to light, but rose quartz does not fall victim to this. This makes rose quartz exceptional for collections and displays.

The divine feminine and maternal energy rose quartz possesses is typically associated with its gorgeous pink hues. Rose quartz is utilized as a therapeutic stone, enhancing love and romance for its owner. Love for family, friends, and lovers alike all benefit from rose quartz.

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Shungite- What You Need to Know

Shungite: Healing Crystal With Rare Properties
Shungite: Healing Crystal With Rare Properties

Shungite is one of the most sought after healing crystals in the world. Likely deposited here from an asteroid impact years ago, shungite is a carbon-rich healing crystal notorious for its exceptional properties.

Shungite’s composition is made up of fullerenes, which are 3-dimensional spherical molecules composed of 60 carbon atoms. These carbon-rich structures contribute to the healing properties of this crystal, and is exceptionally rare amongst most other comparable crystals. Another peculiar and rare property of shungite is that almost all elements of the periodic table are present in shungite.

Proper scientific research on shungite is lacking, due to its rarity and inherent obstacles to properly conduct experiments using the scientific method. Despite this, research that does exist on shungite bolster the fact that the fullerene content in shungite are what create the crystal’s benefits and properties.

Based on strong anecdotes or lightly researched scientific studies, shungite can kill viruses and bacteria, purify water, is a powerful antioxidant, reduces inflammation, and shields from electro-magnetic fields.

Shungite is useful for being a powerful healing crystal, is one of the blackest stones in existence, and is known for relieving stress and negativity. It has a rare and exceptional carbon content, and is historically used to cleanse everything from people to water sources. The primary source of shungite comes from Russia where some of the most elite shungite specimens originate. However, the recent war in Ukraine has made Russia a difficult trade partner, and in turn, makes sourcing shungite very difficult.

Luckily, any shungite hunters out there may be pleased to discover that recent finds in Colombia have produced bounties of quality, authentic shungite. On average, Colombian shungite is not as pure as Russian shungite, but there are still exceptional specimens that are coming to market. As these rare shungite specimens come from Colombia, Russian sources may be hard pressed to re-enter the market once the war in Ukraine cools.

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Gaea- Greek Goddess of the Earth and Mother to All

Gaea (bottom right) rising from the Earth.

Ancient Greek mythology describes Gaea as the Mother of Earth and was worshipped as the Mother Goddess before the introduction of other temples of thought. She was born out of nothingness as the original Goddess of the universe.

Her offspring included titans, humans, and other Gods. From the titans spawned the Olympians, and from other Gods spawned more Gods. She is notorious for her loving nature as she is the Mother of all things beautiful.

Interpretations of what is commonly referred to in modern terms as “Mother Earth” can be traced back to Greek mythological studies focused on Gaea. Today, we find Gaea in many different forms. Environmental practices, connection to nature, and the love of beauty all stem from the Mother of Earth- Gaea.

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Gemstones: Agate- What You Need to Know

You may have heard of agate before, but its elusive name does not lend a proper definition unless you’re already familiar with the stone. Agate is a semi-precious variant of quartz, made up of a cryptocrystalline structure of chalcedony. Chalcedony is a commonly mined mineral around the world, making it a common crystal.

The agate gemstone is formed in hollow, cooled lave cavities. Silica formed in these cavities captures water and forms a gel. Iron-rich rock infuses with the gel, and as water dissipates from it, the gel then cools into a crystalline structure forming agate.

Agate rarity is valued by weight, coloration, color distribution, and the internal composition of the agate. Most agate are extremely common, so finding a properly rare specimen can be hard to come by. Researching any specific specimen’s characteristics are paramount in verifying the rarity of agate pieces. Use an expert if needed, agate is known as a common category of fraudulent and artificial stones that are sold without the knowledge of the buyer being sold false goods.

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Gemstones: Bloodstone- What You Need to Know and How it Affects Your Life

The bloodstone is a gemstone made up of Heliotrope. It is identifiable as a gem with deep, dark colored earthy tones and beautiful accents of red distribution throughout the stone. Its beauty has been renowned for millennia, with historical evidence of the semi-precious gem being used in jewelry, art and pottery, and healing.

Typically, bloodstone is the combination of two types of quartz: Jasper and Chalcedony. The Chalcedony gives a deep, earthy green coloration accompanied by the Jasper lending rich blood-like coloration to the gem. Although there may be variation in color distribution, the luster of this gemstone is defined consistently as waxy.

The ancient cultures exposed to bloodstone used it as both spiritual and physical healing. Spiritually, the bloodstone is associated as the gemstone representing the sun. For growth, warmth, and prosperity, the bloodstone reflects the sun’s power in spiritual practice. Physical healing used bloodstones as a means of promoting blood circulation, organ health, and vitality.  Bloodstone is a powerful gemstone, and emits the power of the sun both upon and around the user. Its physical and spiritual power is insurmountable.

Bloodstone is also representative of many ancient goddesses, primarily those who oversaw fertility and womanhood. Women of all ages and backgrounds were able to promote their wellbeing with the use of bloodstone. This gem is particularly powerful for promoting feminine welfare.

In home design, bloodstone can contribute to the earthy feng shui of your space. Its dark greens and bloody/sunny reds ground nature into a space, promoting creative growth. The clarity it brings by grounding one in their natural space can disrupt obstacles within the creative or growth process.

Gemstones with properties like bloodstone are precious within the home, and precious to those who use them. For interior design ideas with bloodstone, Gaea recommends infusing these trends with your creative outlook on bloodstone’s uses.

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All Things Amethyst

Perhaps the most recognized and sought after quartz crystal specimens in the world are amethysts. They are characterized as a semiprecious mineral distinctly known for their vibrant violet hue.

The ancient Romans sought the stone for its properties to stave off drunkenness, or better said, its properties to maintain a sober state of mind. Medieval Europeans would increase moral within military ranks using amethyst, using its properties of mental clarity to promote level-headedness on the battlefield. The ancient Chinese used amethyst to avoid the hazards of daily existence. Many ancient and modern practices involve using amethyst as a means to attract wealth and maintain mental fortitude.

Amethyst is a thick, sturdy type of quartz crystal. It should be handled, packaged, and displayed with care despite its rigidity. To maintain and promote the longevity of amethyst, make sure it avoids any excess heat or light. Excess heat can dim the coloration of amethyst, while excess light attacks the irradiation that composes the gorgeous purple hues of amethyst.

This distinct purple hue in amethyst is the result of irradiated iron elements within the crystal structure replacing silicon elements during formation of the amethyst quartz. Levels of iron within the amethyst don’t necessarily correlate to its value, however, and most of the market value for amethyst stems from the desire for the highest coloration within an amethyst specimen.

Amethyst with deep, rich purple hues, traces of blue or red, and large disbursement and depth of these colors are typically what make amethyst desirable. The deeper the hues, the richer the color, and the preservation of these colors during the cutting process or shipping process all tie into the value of amethyst.

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Crystals, and Gems, and Fossils- Oh My!

Crystals are the new diamonds, and people are going crazy finding high quality crystals. In cities like Los Angeles, high-end commercial real estate, hotels, and homes are buying up massive crystals to display, heal, and promote the feng shui of specific spaces.

Feng shui is a movement and design principal that promotes balance in a certain space or setting. Crystals are the freshest way to bring balance in modern homes. Inside spaces filled with screens and other artificial contraptions, crystals reconnect you and your home to the Earth in a magnificent way. To really hone in on your space’s feng shui, we highly recommend checking out this article.

Crystals come in a variety of different types, shapes, and sizes, but overall increase the Earthly connection of any given space. They are majestic conduits that connect you to the Earth.

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