Smoky Quartz Crystal Specimen Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral


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This is the transparent smoky quartz crystal with phantom. Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.3 x 1.1″ (10.2 x 3.4 x 2.8cm). Weight – 5.3oz (149 grams). Origin: Russia, Yakutia.

Some information about smoky quartz:

Smoky quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz that ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to an almost-opaque brownish-gray or black crystal. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky colour results from free silicon formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation.

A very dark brown to black opaque variety known as morion. Morion is the German, Danish, Spanish and Polish synonym for smoky quartz. Cairngorm is a variety of smoky quartz crystal found in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. It usually has a smoky yellow-brown colour, though some specimens are greyish-brown.

Smoky quartz is common and was not historically important, but in recent times it has become a popular gemstone, especially for jewellery. Sunglasses, in the form of flat panes of smoky quartz, used in China in the 12th century (More information about smoky quartz).

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Weight 149 g