Ethical sourcing of minerals is a complex topic for two reasons:
1) Mining is known for being invasive to Mother Earth and hard on the miners.
2) Trying to apply the highest possible standards of North America onto a developing country is unrealistic.
So to simplify these complexities we apply basic human and energetic dynamics.
If the vibration of the crystals feel active and the suppliers conduct themselves in an ethical and respectful manner, then we trust they do their best to respect people and Mother Earth.