these powerful protection crystals are found in the himalayan mountains of Tibet and Nepal. this is one of the most sacred areas on Earth and these points are mined by hand by the Tibetan monks in the area. tibetan quartz is a tremendously powerful stone and is also known as the trans-challening crystal. it has been used to promote contact with the ancient cultures of the east, bringing a knowledge of healing and spirituality to the user. they carry a very powerful OM vibration, prompting intuitive powers. they make excellent meditation crystals and are quite beneficial in activating the third eye. wearing these crystals activates and balances the chakras and brings rapid expansion of consciousness as well as a complete centering of the self. although some are found to appear water clear, most are grayish with specs of carbon inside – the building blocks of the universe!