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Smokey Quartz occurs all over the world. Water clear high luster gemmy smokey is highly sought after and somewhat rare. Switzerland is perhaps most known for the standard of top grade Smokey Quartz, but quite a few other localities can challenge Swiss Smokey Quartz. Malawi in particular has what we believe to be the best Smokey Quartz on earth! Also Mulangi and Zomba both produce great clarity.
Lemurian Seed Quartz are crystals that taper from top to bottom and are characterized by stair-stepped lines that run perpendicularly to the C axis. According to Metaphysical lore, it is believed that they are seeded with information from the ancient Lemurian culture. They are typically found in Brazil, Colombia, and Russia. There are other places where crystals with similar habits occur.
Russians own the most land, and thus, likely the greatest mineral wealth! Getting mineral specimens out of Russia continues to be a challenge though because of laws around them being national treasures. The Dalnegorsk sulfide deposits produce diverse specimens every year which seem to find their way to market through a few legal export means. Some tourmaline and other lapidary rough does make it to market. For the amount of mineralization they possess, one would hope we could see more specimens in the future!
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