What Does Quartz Look like?

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Quartz is a clear, irregular crystalline structure with a milky luster. It is a common mineral, important for the creations of such things as oscillators and watches. Quartz is also considered a semi-precious gemstone.
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Not very hard. Quartz, which is silicon dioxide, SiO2, is the most abundant mineral on the planet and occurs virtually everywhere. Every grain of sand is mostly quartz, and so is
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It should easily scratch glass. It should show NO cleavage . Glassy or milky is OK. Average weight - not particularly heavy or light for its size. Hitting it with a hammer might not
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The appearance of quartz depends on the variety. Pure quartz is a clear crystal. Citrine quartz can be clear yellow to opaque brown crystal. Rose quartz is a milky light pink to deep red crystal. Amethyst crystals are shades of purple, usually opaque. Smoky quartz is a gray crystal that can be clear or opaque. Milk quartz is a cloudy, white crystal, and the most common form of quartz. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz#Varieties_.28according_to_color.29
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