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Quartz Mineral Data

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General Quartz Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.08 gm
   Silicon  46.74 %  Si  100.00 % SiO2
   Oxygen   53.26 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (SiO2)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Very common mineral found world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German "quarz", of uncertain origin.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Quartz Say QUARTZ
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Agate - banded variety of chaledony
  Amethyst - purple
  Avanturine - feebly translucent chalcedony
  Carnelian - flesh red chalcedony
  Cat's Eye - chatoyant
  Chalcedony - microcrystalline quartz
  Chert - cryptocrystalline quartz
  Chrysoprase - apple green chalcedony
  Citrine - yellow
  Flint - microcrystalline quartz
  Hornstone - flint
  Jasper - red or brown chalcedony
  Moss Agate - variety of chaledony
  Plasma - green chalcedony
  Prase - leek green chalcedony
  Rock Crystal
  Rose Quartz - rose colored
  Sapphire Quartz - blue colored
  Smoky Quartz - brown to black
  Tiger Eye - pseudomorph of asbestos