Smoky Quartz

October 21, 2015

Smoky quartz is formed when the aluminium impurities in clear quartz are subjected to radioactive decay. If there is enough aluminium in the crystal, the colour of the quartz can turn completely black. This rock is called morian.

When treated with enough heat, the crystal will become clear again.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 7

Colour: Smoky brown/grey to black

Lustre: Vitreous

Chemical Composition: SiO₂

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Concentrates energy

.Aids focus

.Calming

.Grounding

.Draws out negative energy

CHAKRA:

Root chakra (base of spine, between the knees or thighs)

REFERENCES:

The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly

www.sophisticatededge.com/how-does-a-smoky-quartz-crystal-form.html

Kiara James