Smokey Quartz Sphere 61mm in diameter, shaped from the natural quartz mineral source. Found in the Itremo massif, Ambatofinandrahana District of Madagascar. Quartz growing within pockets in the earth crust. Pockets create an advantageous environment if just the correct amount of heat and gaseous liquids prevail, quartz crystal form and grow, these crystals are affected by the localised minerals and can develop and grow in colour bands, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, and rose quartz to name a few of the most popular and admired semi precious gemstone. Here the crystal is smokey, yet having good clarity. Now formed by hand into a crystal ball or sphere in Madagascar where the most skilled artisans are producing these wonderful crystal spheres.
Madagascar has for the last few decades benefitted from a reputation of excellence in the mineral content of its large island landmass. One of the worlds largest islands off the coast of south east Africa. The land is not only known for quality minerals, the ocean land locked eco system has benefitted from many types of exotic animals too. its seems Madagascar has produce the best natural history for millions of years. We certainly believe the minerals from Madagascar are among the finest available.