Smoky quartz is a color-variety of crystalline quartz. It ranges from a light yellowish brown to a brown that is so dark that it appears to be black.
When cut as a gem, stones with an orange-brown to a reddish brown color are most sought after. The color of smoky quartz is produced when natural radiation, emitted from the surrounding rock, activates color centers around aluminum impurities within the crystalline quartz.
Smoky Quartz is found all over the world. The largest viable deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, and the United States.
Smoky Quartz is a birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Smokey Quartz is believed to be an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog.
It rates at a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
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