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How this 8,000-pound crystal went from a mine to the Smithsonian

As crystals explode in popularity, collectors are paying millions, cutting museums out of the industry. So how'd the Smithsonian land a giant quartz? ...
  • Demand for crystals has soared lately, and with it, so have the prices.
  • Now, collectors are scooping up crystals for millions, but it's pricing museums out of the industry.
  • So how did the Smithsonian land a giant Arkansas quartz? We went to Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, DC, to find out.

As crystals explode in popularity, collectors are paying millions, cutting museums out of the industry. So how'd the Smithsonian land a giant quartz?

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