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What Minerals are in a Watch

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Jake Cormack

on 16 November 2015

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Pentlandite
Harder, Vicki. "Minerals in Your House." Minerals in Your House. Mineralogical Society of America, 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Radford, By Benjamin. "Why Is Quartz Used in Watches?" <i>LiveScience</i>. TechMedia Network, 21 Feb. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.
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Quartz is used because it maintains a precise frequency, Keeping the timepiece accurate.
Quartz
It is in plastic because it makes stronger and rigid
What minerals are in a watch
I choose this object because I like to know what time it is. It keeps track of time.
Found in Arkansas and Brazil
Found in Austria and Canada
Pentlandite is used for watch springs.
Minerals in Plastic
Talc
Dolomite
Dolomite is mostly found in Italy
In plastic due to hardness and density.
Calcite
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