Smoky Quartz

New Hampshire State Gem

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Smoky quartz

Smoky quartz; Doronenko on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution).

Smoky Quartz

New Hampshire designated smoky quartz as the official state gem in 1985 (also known as cairngormas). Quartz is a common mineral found in many types of rocks, including granite (New Hampshire's official state rock).

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Images

Smoky quartz pebbles; photo by MAURO CATEB on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Smoky quartz pebbles

Smoky quartz crystals; public domain image on Wikipedia.

Smoky quartz crystals