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The dark specialty of smoky quartz

Smoky quartz is the dark form of quartz with color ranging from light gray to yellowish brown, to opaque black. The color of smoky quartz is the result of the radiation of colorless quartz while the crystal is still forming in a semi aqueous solution, and the presence of sodium and aluminum in its composition. At higher temperatures, smoky quartz loses its color, and first turns yellow, then white. The dark coloring is not permanent; nonetheless, this variety of quartz has its own distinctions, which we will look at. It is found in many parts of the world where quartz
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