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Smoky Quartz from Romania, irradiated to add color!

Smoky Quartz. One of the popular faked varieties of Quartz. But all the NATURAL Smoky Quartz has really made faking it kind of pointless.

Well, in Romania, the regular Quartz isn’t good enough…see this natural colored one below.


White Dolomite on White Quartz from Romania

Take that quartz above and stick it in a hot radiation chamber and BLAMO, aluminum ions are activated, forming a bond reflecting light back out, making our eyes see a deep smoky color, as in the photo below.


smoky quartz from romania after radiation

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