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 pale amethyst has deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms, and was once part of a skeletal / elestial double terminated cluster - part of which is...
This little gem has everything: it is a lilac amethyst, with deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms, with an inner skeletal formation. It has various...
Brandburg quartz - pale amethyst and smoky double terminated crystal that has deep smoky and darker amethyst phantoms within. The faces and sides are...
Brandburg quartz - pale amethyst crystal in partial sceptre and skeletal formation, with nice deep smoky and amethyst phantom layers, along with...
Brandburg quartz - pale smoky and clear quartz with pale lilac amethyst within. The base shows sceptre characteristics, and the faces create a...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst sceptre formation with deep smoky markings in etched skeletal phantom layers. The termination is clear amethyst and in...
Brandburg quartz - a beautiful example of an amethyst skeletal crystal, with very visible and deep etchings and layers. The crystal has a good...
Double terminated amethyst and smoky quartz phantom crystal whose surfaces have been polished to reveal its layers of purple amethyst colouring. One...
This little gem has everything! Basically it is a polished pale amethyst crystal, with lovely deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms. It has a skeletal...
Brandburg quartz - clear quartz double terminated stubby crystal with smoky aspects, mostly phantom. One termination complete, the other has some...
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...
This polished DT laser quartz has been in my personal collection for 15+ years, and it is now time for it to go to a new Keeper. It is a pale smoky...
This lovely polished smoky quartz point has been in my personal collection for some years. I bought it because of the unusual whirlwind-shaped white...
This Sacred Scribe crystal is a pale smoky grey in colour, and has formed as a DT, with milkier aspects towards the terminations. One termination is...
This Sacred Scribe crystal is a pale golden-grey smoky, with a lovely sparkle from its creamy druse encrusted exterior. It has formed as a...
Brandburg quartz - with clear quartz, amethyst and smoky quartz in a single sceptre crystal. The base, stem and centre of the crystal is clear...
This Madagascan chunk of pale smoky quartz has pale traces of lilac amethyst, and has been polished off to reveal a lovely deep Fire (harlequin)...