Blue Smoke Quartz from the Santander province in Colombia, is a brand new mineral. Many of the crystals are incredibly transparent and gemmy, while others have twirling clouds of almost invisible micro-inclusions that produce a bluish opalescence when held up to the light, leading some of its users to baptize it Blue Smoke Quartz. This subtle color effect is produced by the same light scattering properties that make the sky blue. The silvery flakes on and in this quartz, although they resemble mica, are actually not mica but an uncommon lithium mineral – cookeite. The silver cookeite lamellae are often embedded in the faces of the quartz crystals, or scattered through the matrix, and even as inclusions inside the quartz, making this a true “lithium quartz”.
Clear Quartz amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfillment of one’s prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make Clear Quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose.