Smokey Quartz is a from of Quartz, Silicon Dioxide, and owes its color to gamma irradiation and the presence of traces of aluminum present in the earth. Energetically, it is said to be one of the most grounding & clearing stones available, both purifying & protecting. It is associated with the Root chakra (energy center). I like to think of it as a nervous system reset. Energy healers believe it to be great for anxiety & calming nerves. It can fade over long periods of time in direct sunlight.
Rutiles or Rutilations are titanium oxide that are believed to act like a radio antenna to higher energy frequencies. It is said that when the inclusions that are orange to gold in color are said it can help to activate your creative mind. These have a gorgeous golden tone, hard to capture, first photo shoes the bulk of them but they are hiding throughout the whole crystal.
This gorgeous crystal is from Minas Gerais, Brazil, where it was dug up from the earth and left in it's completely natural state without any cutting or polishing. It weighs 3lbs 2 oz and measures about 6 x 5 x 4 inches . See all photos for any natural imperfections, very hard to capture its energy, beautiful in all lighting! The rutiles are hiding in the bottom corner, see close up photo.