This is my project on Quartz. I promise you that you won't find a more
detailed page anywhere on the internet!!
Quartz is a common rock and is found in igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rock.It can be found just about anywhere in the world, and most of it you don't have to dig underground to find!
The mineral properties are like this. Quartz is clear, but can also be cloudy white or grayish in color. When quartz is in it's characteristic form it has a hexagonal shape. Quartz has no streak. Quartz has a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Quartz is used for clocks, televisions, watches, marbles, and many other things. There are several forms of quartz calcite(which is named that because it looks like milk calcite calcium.) Calcite is also called a lightning rock because there is a rumor about it that says it was a plain rock hit by lightning. There's also tigers eye. rose quartz, crystal quartz, abdominite, and clear cut quartz.
Quartz is found everywhere, but certain places have a certain kind of quartz. For example the dominating type of quartz in Newfoundland is calcite. The other dominating type of quartz in Canada is crystal quartz.
In conclusion quartz is a very interesting rock to study and it's easy to find.
Check out the site below for a detailed look at every type of quartz. Includes pictures.
Check out the picture.
The Stupid Page of Rocks a real good site.
This is a cool rock site with tutorials.
this page was created by Johnathan McDonald