Cairngorm

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Cairngorm

Description

A transparent dark gray or brown quartz, usually called smoky quartz. Smoky quartz is found in Europe, Russia, and Sri Lanka. It is sometimes used as a gemstone.

Synonyms and Related Terms

smoky quartz

Additional Information

Mineralogy Database: Quartz

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Jack Odgen, Jewellery of the Ancient World, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York City, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998