Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Smoky or smokey quartz is a brown to black variety of quartz. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky color results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation.

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... Sunglasses, in the form of flat panes of smoky quartz, were used in China in the 12th century ...
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... A central quartz mass was described more than 40 ft (12 m) across, with distinct white bands, from one-eighth to one-half inch wide ... Between these bands the quartz is glassy and clear ... At one place a vug was found large enough for a man to enter, lined with smoky quartz crystals reaching 1000 lb (500 kg) or more in weight ...

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