Conservapedia:Manual of Style/Minerals

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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


The following are guidelines for creating and editing articles pertaining to minerals.

Infobox[edit]

The mineral template infobox (example right) is to be used for all articles.

Description[edit]

A brief description of the mineral. If the mineral is a birthstone or gemstone, this information should be mentioned.

Varieties[edit]

Names and brief descriptions of varieties based on significant differences in chemical composition or properties.

History[edit]

Discuss the history of this mineral. Some of them have ancient history and some are modern. This history can include more details on how its name originated.

Physical Properties[edit]

Details of the physical properties such as hardness, cleavage, fracture, crystal structure, specific gravity, radioactivity, etc.

Optical Properties[edit]

Details of the optical properties such as color, transparency, streak, luster, fluorescence, etc.

Distinctive Features[edit]

Prominent features likely to lead to identification.

Tests[edit]

Flame and chemical tests.

Formation[edit]

Describe how the mineral forms; such as mineral veins and its association with different rocks.

Uses[edit]

List any uses such as industrial, ornamental, etc.

Occurrences[edit]

List the occurrences of this mineral throughout the world. Start with the type locality.

External Links[edit]

Add external links to this mineral from the following sources:

Gallery[edit]

If there are multiple images of this mineral, display them at the bottom of the article using the <gallery> tag.