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Quartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (775 words)
Quartz is a common constituent of granite, sandstone, limestone, and many other igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
Quartz is the most common material identified as the mystical substance maban in Australian Aboriginal mythology.
Quartz is also a type of piezoelectric crystal that creates electricity through a process called piezoelectricity when mechanical stress is put upon it.
Quartz - definition of Quartz in Encyclopedia (577 words)
A quartz geode consists of a hollow rock (usually with an approximately spherical shape) with a core lined with a bed of crystals.
Quartz is one of the world's most common crustal minerals and goes by a bewildering array of different names.
The most important distinction between types of quartz is that of macrocrystalline (individual crystals visible to the unaided eye) and the microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline varieties (aggregates of crystals visible only under high magnification).
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