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Quartz
Quartz.jpg
Chemical name Silicon dioxide
Chemical formula SiO2
Identification
Colors Clear (with no impurities)
Crystal habit 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid
Crystal system rhombohedral
Cleavage None
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 7
Name origin German "Quarz".
Specific gravity 2.65
Streak White


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Physical PropertiesEdit

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