Smokey Quartz is a form 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 itto be great for anxiety & calming nerves. It can fade over long periods of time in direct sunlight. Morion Quartz is the name given to a black or almost black type of Smokey Quartz, being a mixture of the silicon dioxide mineral Quartz, plus the additions of organic impurities, that have been exposed to natural radiation deep within the earth. They also have incredible luster.
This is an incredibly Morion smokey is from the earth in Aydin, Western Anatolian Turkey, purchased directly from the mine. It has beautiful dark color, interesting etchings and wonderful glow in the light. It weighs 2.4oz and measures about 2 x 1.75 x 1.5 inches. It sits up nicely on end too!