Rare crystals: Part 1

Rare crystals: Part 1

There are super rare crystals such as Painite, which lands itself in the Guinness Book of World Record for being the rarest mineral. The definition of rare can be debated with crystals, in this article we will discuss some of the more known rare crystals from around the world. This will be a multiple part series with different rare minerals and crystals discussed.

Then you have minerals such as Thunder bay Amethyst, which is rare due to the fact it can only be found in Thunder bay, Ontario. The same goes with larimar, a crystal which has only been found in one location. All larimar comes from the mountainous province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic.

All crystals can be considered rare as each is unique. Though there are some unique features that really stand out in certain formations. Such as insects being trapped inside of amber from millions of years ago. These sort of crystals are fun to collect because you know you’re in possession of something that presents natures creation with and an unfathomable history of time on this earth.

In most instances, because of demand, the more expensive a crystal is the more likely it is to be rare. Not in all cases though, always be careful when buying a crystal that a vendor claims to be unique for a specific reason. Also be weary of crystals that are known to be rare, which are being sold at suspiciously low prices. There are many fake crystals out there. These can be made in many different ways, such as painting glass or other crystals in the same patterns as an expensive crystal. If at a gem show, take advantage of the microscope table where you can usually pay a small fee to have your crystal accurately identified.

According to miningglobal.com, the following are the top 10 rarest crystals in the world

  1. Painite.
  2. Alexandrite
  3. Taaffeite.
  4. Jadeite.
  5. Red Beryl
  6. Black Opal
  7. Grandidierite
  8. Benitoite.
  9. Tanzanite
  10. Poudretteite

This is the end of part 1 of “Exploring rare crystals”. In part two we will look deeper into theories on why certain crystals are native to certain areas, and the price of rare crystals. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted on articles monthly. We also throw in coupons and sometimes announce giveaways & freebies!

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