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QUARTZ

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Anthyia Bramble

on 9 March 2015

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Transcript of QUARTZ

QUARTZ
Sources
Found mainly in the United States and Brazil.
Percent in Earth's Crust
Silicon takes up approximately 27.7%% of the Earth's crust. Silicon is mainly what quartz is made of.
How it's Processed

Quartz isn't processed, it is simply mined from the Earth using dynamite only occasionally.
Mineral Properties
Made up of silica, or silicon dioxide
Hexagonal shape
Transparent to translucent
Uses Of Quartz
Quartz is used as an ingredient in certain types of glass for the shine/polish of the glass.
Cost Analysis
Can cost anywhere from $35 to $75 per pound.
Safety
Eye contact: Flush eyes with water and seek medical attention
Skin contact: Wash area with soap and water and seek medical attention
Types of Quartz
Rose Quartz
Color can vary from light pink to purple.
Heliotrope
Also known as bloodstone
Agate
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