Industrial Applications of Quartz Crystals
silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ). It is the most abundant mineral found at Earth's surface, and its
unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances. Large amounts
of quartz sand are used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics and for foundry molds in
metal casting. Quartz is a mineral found in the Earth's crust. There is much 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.
Quartz is the most abundant and widely distributed mineral found at Earth's surface. It is
present and plentiful in all parts of the world. It forms at all temperatures. It is abundant
in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is highly resistant to both mechanical
and chemical weathering. This durability makes it the dominant mineral of mountaintops
and the primary constituent of beach, river, and desert sand. Quartz is ubiquitous,
plentiful and durable. Minable deposits are found throughout the world.
Keywords: quartz, crystal, silicon oxide, earth’s crust
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