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smoky quartz

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noun

a smoky-yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.

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Also called cairngorm, Cairngorm stone.

Origin of smoky quartz

First recorded in 1830–40
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smoky quartz

noun

another name for cairngorm

Word Origin for smoky quartz

so named because of its colour
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