Smoky Quartz

by Tiffany Treadway

Science & Origin of Smoky Quartz

Known as smoky quartz, this type of quartz gets its smoky color due to natural radioactivity (through the proximity of other radioactive minerals) or natural irradiation. Various sizes and shapes of this variety of quartz can be found. Specimens of this species have been found across the globe, with the most notable examples coming from Africa, Australia, and the New England region of the United States.

DT Double Terminated Smoky Quartz

Watch out! Carefully choose the source of your natural Smoky Quartz. In the majority of cases, this mineral is created artificially from Clear Quartz. A large market share has been taken over by this process which involves subjecting Quartz to intense exposure to x-rays.

Smoky Quartz Properties and Explaination

Meaning & Energy

As well as opening up the root chakra and solar plexus, Smoky Quartz helps one ground themselves to Earth. For those with wandering minds or difficulty focusing, this stone is just right. By working with this stone, you will not only be able to clear your mind, but also be more levelheaded. Additionally, Smoky Quartz can also help improve our motivation and drive, which can often be lost in our daily lives. Making your dreams, wishes, and desires a reality is possible with the help of these tools. You can make this stone one of the most powerful manifestation tools in your arsenal by putting your own needs first. When the status quo is not working for you, it has remarkable transformation power to influence you in a new direction. It is recommended to carry a piece or to speak to it every day to let the universe know the direction you wish to take.

Transmute Negative Energy

The energy dissolving and transmuting properties of Smoky Quartz have been known for centuries. In addition to protecting one's aura and body from negative vibrations, it will also transform existing negative energies into positive ones. The Smoky Quartz, for instance, offers the possibility of breaking bad habits and patterns by revealing your true inner strength. You may be surprised to learn how much self-control you really possess through this self-revelation. As humans, we will encounter times of adversity and have to face it head-on, opposed to cowering in the face of it. The specific power you need to take on those challenges can be manifested through Smoky Quartz. 

Stones to Use With Smoky Quartz

Other stones that ground well with Smoky Quartz include Black Tourmaline and Black Kyanite. To help you organize your thoughts, ideas, and interests, we highly recommend meditating with one or all of these stones. Use Epidote with Smoky Quartz if you are looking to enhance your meditation sessions around manifestation. With Epidote, you will open your eyes to the many decisions you have to make and bring clarity to them. In pursuing your most desired dreams, having these stones together will allow you to speak from the heart. 


Smoky Quartz Planets and Zodiacs
Chakras: Solar, Sacral, Root
Elements: Earth
Colors: Smoky, Grey, Black
MOHS Hardnedss: 7
Chemical Formula: SiO2
SiO2 Lewis Structure| Step By Step Construction - What's Insight
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO₂, most commonly found in nature as quartz and in various living organisms. In many parts of the world, silica is the major constituent of sand. Wikipedia
IUPAC ID: Silicon dioxide
Molar mass: 60.08 g/mol
Melting point: 3,110°F (1,710°C)
Atomic number: 14
Child material class: Quartz
More general ingredient: Silicon