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Smoky Quartz (variety of Quartz)
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Smoky Quartz

  
Smoky Quartz is a variety of Quartz named for its light to dark "smoky" brown colors. Quartz is named from the German word quarz (of uncertain origin).

Discovery year unknown; IMA status: Not Valid - (variety name)

 

Chemistry

 

 

Chemical Formula:

SiO2

 

Silicon Dioxide

 

 

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Smoky Quartz is a variety of Quartz.
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Synonyms:

Cairngorm, Cairngorum Stone, Colorado Diamond, Ouro Verde Quartz, Quarzo affumicato, Radium Diamond, Smokey Quartz, Smoky Citrine, Smoky Topaz

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Smoky Quartz is a variety of
Quartz named for its "smoky" brown colors. Smoky Quartz is colored smoky-gray, light to dark brown to black by aluminum-based and irradiation-induced color centers. A very dark brown to black opaque variety of Quartz is known as Morion. The name Morion is the German, Danish, Spanish and Polish synonym for Smoky Quartz and is from a misreading of mormorion in Pliny the Elder. According to some authorities, mormorion was a dark-brown rock crystal possibly identified as Schorl or black Tourmaline.

Smoky Quartz is found at many locations worldwide. Some of the more notable localities for Smoky Quartz are: Linˇpolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. From Col de TalŔfre, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rh˘ne-Alpes, France. From Klein Spitzkopje granite stock, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia. Zinggenst÷cke, Oberaar lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland. In the USA at Crystal Park, El Paso County, Colorado; Middle Moat Mountain locality, Hale's Location, Carroll County, New Hampshire; Mina Tiro Estrella, El Capitan Mts, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico.
 

  
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