Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Quartz


I recently found a 40 lb chunk of purple quartz in a piece of land I have and am suspecting I may find lots more.

Q.1. Do you know of an industry directory/conference/association for wholesale quartz and/or gold buyers?

Q.2. Do you know which industrial uses purple quartz has?  I think its used in water filters but not sure.


Sorry this is totally out of my expertise... Rock cutter's have a lot of knowledge on these kind of things... Also, geologists if you can find one... Another possibility is calling the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California...
I would keep the location of this find a secret until you really determine the value and usually that would take 2 to 3 opinions..
Regards Rolfe

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Rolfe Foxwell


I will answer any questions regarding semi-precious stones or precious stones. I will answer questions regarding mounting both semi-precious and precious stones. I can also answer most questions regarding small manufacturing. I can not answer questions regarding casting or fine jewelry.


I am a small manufacturer of jewelry for semi-precious stones. I have been working in this area for 10 years. Our Major stones are Larimar (from the Caribbean) and Dichroic ( a man made crystal ). The majority of our work is in silver and 14k gold. We do not deal in fine jewelry such as diamonds..

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