Conservapedia:Manual of Style/Minerals

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Chemical name Silicon dioxide
Chemical formula SiO2
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.


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


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


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


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.


Flame and chemical tests.


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


List any uses such as industrial, ornamental, etc.


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:


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