Where does Graphite Come from?

Graphite is a mineral that comes from the earth. It is just one of the many forms of carbon and is dark and greasy and will smudge easily on objects it comes in contact with. The largest quantities of graphite is found Pargas, Finland, Naples Italy, and the Francon Quarry near Quebec with smaller amounts found in the United States (part of New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and Colorado).