Quartz

Chemistry:Silicon Dioxide

HOW DID QUARTZ GET ITS NAME

Quarts got its name is from the German word quartz from the German ancestor Twark meaning hard. Other resources say that it's name is atributed to the Saxon word Querklufterz meaning "cross-vein ore."

COLOR

Quartz is found in many colors such as clear (Colorless quartz), pink (Rose quartz), purple (Amethyst), green (Green quartz), light green (Chrysoprase), gray (Smoky quartz), blue (Blue quartz), white (Milky quartz), pale yellow to brown (Citrine), and other colors.

HOW DO WE USE QUARTZ

This is the most common most mineral used in the United States of America. It is used in the making of jewelry and stone carvings.

TEXTURE

The texture is smooth on the flat surfaces. But just like most other stones is bumpy and rough at the edges.

WERE IS QUARTZ FOUND ON EARTH

Coming from the Earth's continental crust, Quartz is the second most abundant mineral. It is found in Brazil, Europe, Ireland, East Asia, the Middle East, the United States and other countries around the world.

HOW WAS QUARTZ FORMED

I think my rock was formed in a cave. I think it had three rocks pressed aginsed it to make the point at the top of the rock.then an arcealogiest came and started hitting the rocks with a chisel and that is why my rock is bumpy.

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