In recent years, mineralogy has become increasingly popular in the area of Central Bosnia, with a growing number of amateur mineralogists engaging in excavating various minerals. Amel and Mujo from Zenica drive to different locations almost every day to dig for minerals and crystals.

Busovača is more renowned in the world of mineralogy than Bosnia and Herzegovina itself because it is the site of hyalophane, which can only be found in Bosnia and nowhere else. It is harder to find than a diamond. Hyalophane is a barium adularia found only in Bosnia and specifically in Busovača. Its architecture is particularly beautiful, with four sides, four floors, and a “basket” on top. It has a fascinating appearance. While there is potassium adularia found abundantly worldwide, barium adularia is not.

Mujo, as an experienced mineralogist, has introduced several younger colleagues like Amel to the field. They consider themselves part of the “young and educated” generation of amateur mineralogists who have set their mission to educate the wider population about the protection of natural resources and to change general perceptions about mineralogy.

The best crystal deposits are located in the area of Central Bosnia, but there is natural wealth practically throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The best deposits in Bosnia and Herzegovina are in Busovača, Kaćuni, Kreševo, Motajica, Vareš, and Vitez. According to some mineralogists, only in the area of Vranica, there is gold and precious stones worth over 5 billion KM.