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What is quartz stone?

  • Quartz is a genuine gemstone! Quartz is the most common mineral on earth (second most common if Water is considered a mineral). It occurs in basically all mineral environments, and is an important constituent of many rocks. Quartz is also the most varied of all minerals. It occurs in all different forms, habits, and colors. There are more variety names given to Quartz than any other mineral. Its mostly in watches and clocks and its gawjus.
    The price depends on the size of the stone, but they aren't usually that expensive. It looks like diamond but you can get many colours. They are transparent to opaque. Most specimens have a vitreous luster. Some yellow or brown varieties have a resinous luster, and earthy specimens are dull in luster. Transparent, colorless Quartz crystals from a few distinct localities have an adamantine luster. These are the main varieties:
    Chalcedony- Microcrystalline variety
    Amethyst - Purple variety
    Citrine - Yellow to yellow-brown variety
    Rose Quartz - Pink variety
    Rock Crystal - Colorless, transparent variety
    Smoky Quartz - Brownish-black, "smoky" variety
    Milky Quartz - White, translucent to opaque variety
    Rutilated Quartz - Quartz with golden-yellow, needlelike Rutile inclusions
    Aventurine - Opaque, massive Quartz containing small mica, Hematite, or Goethite scales which cause a glistening effect. Large, flawless Rock Crystal of exceptional quality comes from Hot Springs, Garland Co. Arkansas and Mount Ida in the Ouachita Mountains, Montgomery Co., Arkansas. Excellent crystals of the same type also come from Dauphine, France; Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar; and Minas Gerais, Brazil. Enormous pieces of transparent Rock Crystal were found at Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras Co., California.
    Brilliant, doubly terminated crystals come from Middleville and Little Falls, Herkimer Co., New York, where they are known as "Herkimer Diamonds".
    It is a scientific oddity why Rose Quartz so infrequently forms crystals. Almost all Rose Quartz is massive, and fine crystals are quite rare. Crystals are occasionally found in the Petora mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Newry and Paris, Maine. A few crystals were also reported in Pala, San Diego Co., California.
    Deeply colored, massive Rose Quartz is found in numerous localities in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the best American material of this sort is from the Black Hills of South Dakota (near Custer, Custer Co.).
    Fine Smoky Quartz comes from the Pikes Peak area, El Paso Co., Colorado; Montgomery Co., Arkansas; Greenhorn Mountain, Kern Co., California; and in Switzerland in St. Gotthard, Ticino.
    Rutilated Quartz, occasionally crystallized, is found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and in Minas Gerais, Brazil.         The End.

    2014/08/21         Author: Jaddas Quartz         What Quartz Stone

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