Quartz Facts

Quartz Facts
Quartz is a mineral found in the Earth's crust. There are many different quartz, some of which are considered gemstones. Quartz is used in a variety of ways from making carved statues to making electronic parts. It is a crystal with triangular prisms.
Interesting Quartz Facts:
Quartz has many different names which are dependent upon their color.
Large quartz is mined in Brazil.
Quartz weighing 90,000 lbs. has been mined in Brazil.
Quartz is the second most commonly found mineral on Earth.
There are many uses for quartz because it can conduct electricity under pressure.
Quartz is commonly used in spiritual practices.
Some people believe quartz has magical powers and has the ability to promote growth in a garden or to attract certain energies into the home.
Quartz is made up of silicon and oxygen.
Quartz is used to make the internal parts of watches.
Quartz is so abundant that almost every rock contains at least a small amount of it.
Because quartz is clear, it is often used in the production of glass.
Because it contains pure silicon, quartz is used to make many computer components.
People in Ireland and other countries used quartz to make stone tools in prehistoric times.
Quartz is often used in the fashion industry especially in jewelry making.
Although variations of quartz come in many colors, pure quartz is clear.

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