Ajoite is a copper silicate mineral, that occurs usually in Quartz. First discovered in Arizona by the Papago Indians, this highly prized crystal was valued as a bringer of peace and purity. In 1947 a deposit had been found at the Messina mine in South Africa, but it was not correctly identified until 1960 as Ajoite. The last discovery of Ajoite at the Messina mine was made in 1991 and now due to dangerous conditions in the mine, the mine is closed. To date there are no known new sources of this precious crystal and none likely to come onto the market. Hand polished measures 2.75' x 1'