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4.85" Polished, Smoky Quartz Sphere -
This is a 4.85" wide, polished smoky quartz sphere from Madagascar. This sphere has been polished into a perfect round sphere from a larger chunk of quartz. The piece weighs 5 3/4 lbs and comes with an acrylic ring display stand.
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.