These pages contain all our smoky quartz (and other minerals that have smoky quartz aspects within them) that appear in what is known as a "phantom" formation.
Phantom formations are used to describe crystals that show lines, layering or "ghosts" within them. These may be partial or (more rarely) full phantoms and can be found in a range of colours including green, white, grey, black, red and brown. Phantoms might have grown because a completely different mineral than that of its host was temporarily introduced into the seed / feed solution during the crystal's growth; or may have arisen as a consequence of changes or mutations to the minerals within the usual feed solution; or may have arisen through changes that occurred to conditions that affected the crystal's growth within the ground, such as increased /decreased heat or pressure. When discerning the uses of the phantom the attributes of the mineral within also will have an effect on the overall energies of the crystal.
The fact that layers are formed is symbolic and points to the crystal being of use when dealing with buried or layered issues, or when accessing information that occupies a different level of reality, time or dimension. Just as the phantom shows the crystals history, so too can it show our past to us.
To read more about the different forms and formations of minerals and their uses, you may like to return to our main site and to the pages under the dropdown heading "Crystal Directories".
This natural smoky quartz has been polished into a generator point. It is deep brown in colour, with excellent clarity that reveals darker phantom...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst sceptre formation with deep smoky markings in etched skeletal phantom layers. The termination is clear amethyst and in...
This part-polished pale / mid-purple amethyst crystal has many fine layers of smoky phantoms. It has a skeletal formation, and its unpolished areas...
Double terminated amethyst and smoky quartz phantom crystal whose surfaces have been polished to reveal its layers of purple amethyst colouring. One...
This Brazilian Amethyst has been polished into a symmetrical generator point. The amethyst is light in colour, but has deeper purple phantom layers...
This natural Bolivian Ametrine has been cut and polished into a reasonably symmetrical double terminated crystal. It is a fine example of a phantom,...
This crystal is a nicely balanced generator, with some minor skeletal aspects to its upper parts, which also contains some deep smoky phantoms. The...
This is a raw and unpolished crystal of rutilated quartz, which is usually found in massive form. The quartz is a very pale smoky, and the rutile is...
Pretty pale brown Smoky Quartz with fine silvery needles of Rutile, and smoky-grey / white phantom layers. Polished into Channeller formation. Size...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz skeletal sceptre crystal, with smoky quartz phantoms throughout, on a clear quartz base and stem. There is also a...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz skeletal crystal that has grown in a sceptre formation, with part of the formation hidden by a clear quartz crystal...
I have never seen a crystal like this before! It is a smoky cluster with a very clear inner core of clear and milky quartz that is coated with...
Brandburg quartz - double terminated smoky elestial: one set of terminations extremely good, the other exhibiting key markings where it has been...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal, smoky and clear quartz phantoms. The crystal has twin aspects and a second...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal, smoky and clear quartz phantoms. Some air inclusions make this a very interesting...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal markings on all the faces; and smoky and clear quartz phantoms inside the crystal. Size...
Brandburg quartz - large crystalline piece of skeletal smoky quartz with beautiful sides and faces exhibiting unusual stepped and inset markings with...
This pale smoky cluster of randomly orientated crystals, some of which are double terminated, has black and green-black inclusions, which are in...