[Looking4] 4 Feet clean quartz rough

What would be a good place to start looking for a CLEAN crystal or
quartz rough that is 3 to 4 feet tall and at least 30 inches in

Any idea

Dear Anil,

Suggest you try NASA. There may be some pegmatites on the moon that
could yield your requirements. But, of course, there is the
transportation problem. Quartz crystals of the size that you mention
are available, but they are seldom clean…only partially so.

Ron Mills, Mills Gem Co. Los Osos, Ca.

anil -

just read of your desire to locate a quartz crystal 3 to 4 feet and
at least 2 and 1/2 feet in diameter; my partner never meets a piece
of quartz that isn’t viewed as a potential purchase, so we buy them
by the barrel, pallet, and cargo trailerload. we’ve acquired clusters
almost that size but single crystal specimen of those dimensions
probably resides only in a museum or as a demonstration of a famous
lapidary’s prowess with the material to honor some momentous occasion

i may be incorrect but if you do find what you want and you do want
to pay the price that would be asked it would come as a huge
surprise. but good luck -


Source of large quartz crystals - Brazil and Hot Springs, AR come to
mind. Coleman mines quartz in Arkansas and does find very large
crystals - clarity may be an issue.

Ron Coleman’s site is under construction:

Email: colemans@cswnet.com

Over 20 years ago, Ron helped us out with a very large crystal for a
special “hands on” exhibit for children and the blind. The specimen
was opaque but he may be able to locate what you’re looking for.

Jim Coleman Crystal Mines, Inc. -

Though none shown here are approaching 4 feet, he may be able to
source something larger. There are some large water clear points
listed under Arkansas Clear Quartz Points:

“Collier Creek, new find”
“Special, McEarl, etc.”

Someone who has obtained VERY large clean crystals is Lawrence
Stoller. He may be able to recommend a source or possibly have
something available for sale. Lawrence Stoller specializes in cutting
and polishing very large crystals. www.crystalworks.com

See this article “To Cut a Giant” from LJ.

HTH. Good luck to you

Pam Chott


Should you find this leviathon…would be a wonder of the World…?

Send us Orchidians pictures…Please…! Quartz is a simple stone to
most folks… When one gets into it, it’s not so simple…

Gary W. Bourbonais
A.J.P. (GIA)