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Quartz

Question: What is Quartz?

Answer: Quartz is a crystallized mineral that is made up of silicon dioxide that forms deep below the earth's surface under intense heat and pressure.

Question: Is quartz valued as gemstones?

Answer: Certain varieties of quartz are considered to be precious and simi-precious gemstones such as amethyst, bloodstone, smoky quartz, onyx, jasper, citrine, and other varieties.

Question: What types of jewelry is made from quartz?

Answer: Many types of jewelry is made from quartz including rings, necklaces, pendants, ear rings, bracelets, brooches, and other ornamentals items.

Question: What are the colors that are associated with quartz?

Answer: Quartz is found in an array of colors ranging from colorless, crystal clear, to brown, red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple, pink, violet, and milky white.

Question: Other than jewelry, are there other uses for quartz?

Answer: Quartz is such a common mineral and has many valuable uses. It is used extensively in electronics, optical, and manufacturing industries.

Certain grades of Quartz is used by Nasa on the space shuttle and other interplanitary vehicles and by the military on ships and submarines.

Quartz is also a basic ingredient used in the manufacture of glass, concrete, porcelain, scouring soaps, sandpaper, and has many other uses and applications.

Question: Where is quartz found?

Answer: Quartz is the most common of minerals found all over the world. It is found in pure deposits and as a constituent in sandstone, igneous rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

Quartz is the main constituent of sand and gravel that is found on beaches, in the desert, and almost everywhere else.

 

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