Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is found in various places in the world, but particularly famous are the Cairngorm and Morion varieties, found in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. This crystal has been prized by the Scots for centuries, it is their national gem and the ancient Druids used it as a sacred crystal that represented the power of their Earth gods. The Scots would use the gem to adorn their daggers, or sgian dhub, and would hide these in their armpits, even when visiting friends.

Alternative Names Morion Quartz, Black Quartz, Cairngorm,
Colour Brown
Hardness 7
Crystal system Trigonal
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous
Main Locations Worldwide
Chakra Root
Zodiac Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Numerology 2
Planetary Earth
Element Earth