Smoky Quartz Crystals
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Rare Smoky Quartz Scepter from the Peterson Mountains area California
This natural smoky quartz crystal scepter was acquired in Asheville, NC at the M.A.G.M.A. Gem
and Mineral show from the "Backwoods Prospector" Shaun Shelton, and features distinct smoky
quartz base with large milky light smoky crystal quartz scepter nicely terminated point. This is a
very nice scepter from the Peterson mountains area around Hallelujah Junction, California.
measures 1.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 inches (48 x 18 x 13 mm) and weighs 18.5g
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Smoky quartz is a variety of quartz. It is characterized by quartz with coloring from light wispy greys to browns and
black. We like cluster specimens so the natural radiation can be seen in varying degrees of color change on the
specimens. Smoky Quartz has a few well known varieties.

Cairngorm is a variety that comes from the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland.
Morion is a very dark black opaque variety of Smoky quartz.
Coon tail Quartz is a Smoky quartz with an alternating black and gray banding.
A
Gwindel is a Smoky quartz cluster of nearly parallel crystals, each rotated slightly relative
to the one beside it.

The color of Smoky quartz is variable from brown to black and sometimes Smoky gray colored specimens are included
as Smoky quartz. The cause of the color of Smoky quartz has been debated but it is believed that the coloration is
almost certainly related to the amount of exposure to radiation that the stone has undergone. Natural Smoky quartz
often occurs in granitic rocks which have a small amount of radioactivity over a long period of time. Most Smoky quartz
that is sent to gem cutters for making jewelry has been artificially irradiated to produce a solid dark black color. Much of
the Smoky quartz from China is also artificially radiated. Nice specimens come from Brazil and some larger
specimens come from Northern Nevada.
Black Quartz is often referred to as Irradiated Quartz.
Item # SQ08102632
Rare Old Stock Goethite and
Smoky Quartz crystals in drusy
Calcite vug from Knoxville, Iowa

$49.00
Excellent medium cabinet display specimen of Goethite crystals and large Smoky Quartz crystals nestled in one of the several drusy
calcite vugs on this limestone matrix. A couple of the other vugs have a few Goethite crystals as well. This is a very rare specimen
from the Pella Beds Stone Quarrys, Marion County, Knoxville, Iowa. This unique specimen is
ex Michel Papcun collection (1955), ex James Smedley Collection (1955 to 2010)
Chris Edwards Collection 2010 to..
We obtained this rare specimen from Jim Smedley's daughter Jeanne in 2010 while the Mineral Museum
inventory was being liquidated. We were lucky to procure several nice pieces from her before the collection was gone.

This specimen measures 4.1 x 4 x 3.4" (106 x 103 x 88mm) weighs 33.6 oz or 2.1 lbs (953g)
Item # 13ASQ03158993
Large Smoky Quartz Plate
from Arkansas

$78.00
DIAMOND HILL PROSPECT
As seen in
Jan/Feb 2009 Issue of Rock & Minerals
May 2006 Issue of Rock & Gem
Diamond Hill is located in upper part of South Carolina. The Diamond
Mine, LLC, owns the Diamond Hill quartz digging area near the town
of Antreville in Abbeville County, South Carolina. Over millions of
years, natural erosion has occurred to the southern part of the
Appalachian Mountains. This erosion exposed a small 3 acre site that
contains some of the widest variety of quartz crystals in the world.
This area is known as
Diamond Hill
Some of the best Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Skeletal (Elestial) Quartz,
Angle Plated Quartz, Iron Oxide coated Quartz (Brown / Orange /
Yellow coloring), Manganese coated Quartz (Black coloring), Aura,
and other crystals are found in the Diamond Hill Prospect area.
Specimens from this area are in high demand and the supply is very
limited.
AA+ Natural Smoky Tips in Smoky
Quartz Crystal Cluster
This is an excellent quartz crystal cluster with
multiple natural dark smoky tips on a clear to
ivory white quartz layer matrix!  Very Shiny
Piece!  100% Natural!  It makes a great
display and stands on its own!  Slight
extraction damage on a few edge tips.  
Collected in 2005 in the Smoky Pit (Chunky
Dave Pocket) at Diamond Hill in South
Carolina. This is a rare and stunning Large
Cabinet Display piece!

This specimen measures
4.5 x 4.3 x 2.4" (11.5 x 10.9 x 6.2cm)
and weighs 1.28 lbs (580g)
Item # SQDH111600002
AA+ Natural Smoky Tips in Smoky
Quartz Crystal Cluster


$225.00
Natural Double Sided Smoky
Quartz Crystal Cluster Plate
with Iron Oxide Coloring


This is a double sided light smoky
quartz plate with 2 distinct different
patterns of crystal formation. It
displays great and can be turned
over for a different look. It is from
Diamond Hill in South Carolina.

This specimen measures
2.9 x 3 x 1" (7.5 x 7.7 x 2.7cm)
and weighs 0.3 lb (137g)
Item # SQDH0511002A
Natural Double Sided Smoky
Quartz Crystal Cluster Plate

$20.00
Natural Light Smoky Quartz
Crystal Cluster with Iron Oxide
Inclusions

This is a nice and shiny smoky quartz
cluster with Iron Oxide Inclusions!  It
displays great and is in great
condition.  It is from Diamond Hill in
South Carolina.

This specimen measures
1.8 x 1.5 x 1.6" (47 x 39 x 41mm)
and weighs 0.16 lb (74g)
Item # SQDH0511001A
Natural Light Smoky Quartz
Crystal Cluster with Iron
Oxide Inclusions

$15.00
Item # SADH05112058
Rare Smoky Amethyst Quartz Crystal Cluster from
Diamond Hill

$179.00
This is a very nice Display Specimen of Smoky Amethyst.  It has
great smoky lavender color and beautiful crystal formations!  
Only has minor damage that is not seen from the top viewing
angle.  It's from Diamond Hill in South Carolina.  This local has
some of the most unique quartz from anywhere!  
This specimen weighs 0.45 lb (203g)
and measures 3.3 x 2.9 x 1.1" (8.4 x 7.5 x 2.9cm)
Item # SQ061125031
XL Smoky Skeletal Quartz
Crystal Cluster from Brazil

$325.00

This is an eye catching natural, unpolished XL Display Specimen of Skeletal Smoky
Quartz.  It has a natural golden smoky color and multiple crystal formations!  Only has
minor chip damage!  This specimen has an attached matrix of Quartz and Muscovite.
There are amazing skeletal formations on this piece and there are several rainbows
visible. A Rainbow Crystal is recognized by fractures within the crystal.  Crystals
containing these internal fractures have certain prismatic effects which produce beautiful
rainbows within the crystal. This piece free stands in a beautiful display angle.

This specimen weighs 4.12 lb (1870g)
and measures 8 x 4.6 x 3.9" (20.5 x 11.7 x 9.9cm)
Item # SQ01171892
Smoky Quartz Crystal Cluster
from Brazil

$65.00
Very nice Black Smoky Quartz piece from Brazil. This one has
interesting skeletal like formations, displays in excellent positions to
show off its crystal points! The white background is snow...we prefer to
take photos outdoors in natural light.

weighs 13.4 oz or 0.84 lb (381g)
and measures 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.5" (10.4 x 7.5 x 6.5cm)
Item # SQ12112257
XL Irradiated Smoky Quartz Crystal
Cluster from Hot Springs, Arkansas

$179.00
This is an elegant irradiated smoky quartz
crystal cluster from Hot Springs, Arkansas.
There's secondary quartz growth and it also
has parallel growth on some of the crystal. The
shape of the largest crystal is very unique in
that it has grown in a curved direction,
fracturing the outside angle and growing many
small crystal points within the fracture. The
points are perfect with no chips except for on
the extraction bottom area of the specimen.
What appear to be imperfections in the points
in the photos are actually clear quartz
secondary growth. It is a very excellent display
piece.

The large crystal measures 2.2 x 1.5 x 3.9"
(56 x 39 x 99mm)

the specimen measures 5.6 x 4.9 x 3.7"
(14.3 x 12.4 x 9.4cm) and weighs 2.73 lbs
(1240g)
Photos taken in Winter, outdoors without flash, indoors in natural light with
flash and indoors in cool white with flash (pinkish) to try to best capture the
beauty and formation of this exceptional piece. It displays much nicer in
person and comes with a stand shown in the desk top 2 photos with the tan
wood background.
Click on any photo to see a larger version
Item # 16HJSQ03150072
Rare Smoky Quartz Scepter from Hallelujah
Junction, CA

$49.00
Large Smoky Quartz Plate from Arkansas
Magnificent Dark Smoky Quartz Crystals on white contrasting quartz plate from Arkansas. Excellent specimen with many
habit formations including twinned and penetrator crystals. This piece is a great addition to any collection!

measures 5.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 inches (13.7 x 5.9 x 5.3 cm) and weighs 6.4 oz or 0.4 lb (182g)
the largest crystal is 2.4" (6.1 cm) long
Item # 14ASQ09169421
Smoky Quartz Plate from
Arkansas

$25.00
Smoky Quartz Plate from Arkansas
Magnificent natural Smoky Quartz
Crystals on light grey smoky quartz
plate from Arkansas. Excellent
specimen with many intersecting
crystal points. This piece is a great
addition to any collection!

measures 2.3 x 1.79 x 0.91 inches
(5.8 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm)
and weighs 1.48 oz (42g)
Item # 15ASQ03159991
Smoky Quartz Plate from
Arkansas

$39.00
Smoky Quartz Plate from Arkansas
Magnificent Dark Smoky Quartz Crystals on light grey smoky quartz plate from Arkansas. Excellent specimen with many
intersecting crystal points. This piece is a great addition to any collection!

measures 2.5 x 1.4 x 2.1 inches (6.5 x 3.5 x 5.4 cm) and weighs 2.8 oz or 0.17 lb (79g)
the largest crystal is 1.8" (4.76 cm) long
Rare Smoky Citrine Quartz Scepter from the Peterson Mountains area California
This natural smoky quartz crystal scepter was acquired in Asheville, NC at the M.A.G.M.A. Gem
and Mineral show from the "Backwoods Prospector" Shaun Shelton, and features distinct smoky
citrine crystal quartz scepter nicely terminated point (light chip). This is a very rare scepter from
the Peterson mountains area around Hallelujah Junction, California.
measures 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches (41 x 16 x 14 mm) and weighs 18.5g
Item # 17HJSQ03150003
Rare Smoky Citrine Quartz Scepter from
Hallelujah Junction, CA

$59.00