3.6" Dark Smoky Quartz Crystal - Brazil
This is a natural smoky quartz crystal cluster from Brazil. This crystal has a mixture of polished and natural faces for overall aesthetic enhancement. The polishing can be found across a couple of the termination facets.
Smoky quartz is a grey-brown to black variety of quartz. This common name is derived from from the appearance of smoke within the quartz crystal. Dependent on the location and the chemicals present during formation, smoky quartz can appear opaque black, however it’s typically translucent to some extent. It’s believed that the quartz gains this color from a combination of natural irradiation and aluminum impurities.
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil