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Alternative Names: Morion

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide, notably Brazil

Mineral Species: Quartz

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Light to dark brown.

Typical Appearance: Usually prismatic crystals with steep pyramidal terminations, but may be bipyramidal or needle-like. Also massive.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn and Sagittarius

Chakra Alignment: Base

Element: Earth

Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known

Additional Information

This crystal is very grounding and protective, but does so with a gentle, friendly energy, so is good for those who find more confining or structured grounding crystals uncomfortable to work with. It is an excellent pain reliever, especially for back problems, as it also strengthens the spine, and is frequently used in combination with malachite and carnelian for this purpose. It can dampen electromagnetic stress, block geopathic stress, and acts as a mild antidepressant.

Smoky quartz is useful for letting go of old unhealthy attachments, including people, places and situations, and is useful in treating addiction. It is also helpful for the end of a relationship or in cases of bereavement.