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What is Quartz
This chemical compound is composed of two parts oxygen and one part silicon. This is silicon dioxide. The most abundant mineral on Earth’s surface is silicon dioxide (SiO2). Its unique properties make it the most useful of all natural substances.
Where Can You Find Quartz?
Quartz is the most prevalent and widely distributed mineral on Earth. The mineral is abundant and present in every part of the globe. It can be formed at any temperature. It is abundant in sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. It is resistant both to mechanical and chemical weathering. It is resistant to both chemical and mechanical weathering. Quartz is plentiful, widespread, and durable. Around the globe, deposits of quartz can be found.
What are the uses of Quartz?
Quartz is one the most useful materials. Its physical and chemistry properties are responsible for its utility. It is extremely durable due to its hardness, which is seven on the Mohs Scale. Contact with most substances is chemically harmless. Electrical properties and heat resistant make it a valuable material for electronic products. Its color, luster and diaphaneity makes it valuable as a gem and in glass making.
Quartz is used in the production of glass.
Sometimes, sands containing almost 100% quartz grains have been deposited by geological processes. These deposits are used as a source of silica sand with high purity. These sands have been used in glassmaking. Quartz sand is used for the production of flat plate glass and specialty glass.
Uses of Quartz Abrasive
The hardness of the material is high
, seven Mohs Scale makes it harder than other natural substances. This makes it an excellent abrasive. Quartz sands or finely ground silica are used as sandblasting media, cleaning agents, grinding medium, and grit to sand and saw.
Quartz Sand as Foundry Sand
Quartz is highly resistant to chemicals as well as heat. This is why it’s often used for foundry sand. The melting temperature of quartz sand is higher than that of most metals. This makes it suitable for cores and molds in common foundry operations. Due to their high heat resistance, refractory blocks are frequently made from quartz sand. Quartz sand also acts as a flux when smelting metals.
The filler quartz sand used in rubber, paint and putty. Quartz grains that have been washed are screened and used in roofing granules. Quartz sands provide traction for the mining and railroad industries. The sands can also be used on beaches, golf courses, baseball fields and volleyball courts.
Quartz Crystals: Uses and Benefits
The ability of quartz crystals to vibrate precisely at a specific frequency is one of its most impressive properties. These frequencies are so precise, quartz crystals can also be used in the manufacture of time-keeping equipment and radio and television transmitters that have precise and stable frequencies.
Optical-grade quartz crystals have a variety of other uses. They are used for specialized filters, lenses, and windows used in lasers. Beach sand, a material that was once used to make sand castles, is now being used in the production of some of the most advanced electronic devices.
Need for Synthetic quartz crystals
The demand for high-quality Quartz Crystals increased so quickly in the 1900s that mining operations were unable supply them in sufficient quantities. Fortunately, during World War II the military and private industries began developing methods for growing synthetic quartz crystals in order to meet special requirements for optical or electronics use.
Most of the quartz used in optical and electronic instruments is grown in laboratories, not in mines. Hydrothermal processes are used in most laboratories to grow crystals. The crystals that are synthesized are derived from water superheated and rich in silica. These crystals can grow in any size, color, or shape to suit the manufacturing process.
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