Moroccan Red Quartz comes from Tinejdad, Morocco. Tinejdad, a term that locals use meaning “nomad,” is named after the traders who have traveled there to visit it’s natural springs and oasis for thousands of years. Beginning in 2015, when these crystals were first unveiled, the city quickly rose to notoriety for it’s rich red quartz. Its rare color is due to an unusually large amount of iron entering the pocket early on during the crystal’s growth. These fine iron particles are evenly mixed with the quartz solution causing it to gain it’s famed opaque red.