smoky quartz


Definition of smoky quartz 

: a yellow or smoky-brown crystalline quartz

called also cairngorm

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And cobalt and copper mines in the country’s Katanga region are rich in minerals like tourmaline, amethyst, citrine, blue and smoky quartz—all coveted by healing crystal sellers. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Do You Know Where Your Healing Crystals Come From?," 11 May 2018

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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