Quartz

Quartz is the most abundant and most common mineral on the earth. It is found in almost every geological environment and also it is at least a component of almost every rock type. It has a hexagonal crystal structure and is made of trigonal crystallized silica

 

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Types of Quartz

The most important distinction between the types of quartz is that one is of macro crystalline, which is individual crystal visible to the unaided eye, and the other is microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline varieties, aggregates of crystals visible only under high magnification.

Chalcedony is the generic term for cryptocrystalline quartz. The transparent variety tends to be macro crystalline and the cryptocrystalline varieties are either translucent or mostly opaque.

Origin

The name “quartz” has been derived from the German “quartz” a Slavic origin. It is the most common material identified as mystical substance maben in the Australian aboriginal mythology. Pliny the elder, a roman naturalist believed quartz to be permanently frozen ice.

According to him, quartz is found near glaciers in the Alps and that the crystals of quartz were fashioned into spheres to cool the hands. It is also known to him the ability of quartz to split light into a spectrum.

The clients can obtain quartz lumps from us in different packaging choices , at very reasonable rates.