Does quartz crystal cut glass?

Answer Friedrich Mohs' mineral hardness scale measures a mineral's strength based on its ability to cut or scratch another mineral. Harder minerals with higher numbers can cut softer minerals with lower n... Read More »

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What is the origin of quartz crystal?

Quartz crystals originate from the crystallization of silicon and oxygen and is a common mineral that is found throughout the world. Quartz can be found in environments containing sedimentary, igne... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Quartz & Rock Crystal?

Quartz and rock crystal are both abundant minerals found throughout the world in the Earth's crust. According to, "Quartz is the most common mineral found on the Earth's surface." Quartz... Read More »

Is crystal glass?

Crystal is indeed glass--lead glass, to be exact; so called because it contains lead oxide. Typically, glass is produced with sand, soda ash and limestone, these melted at about 3,600 F to form gl... Read More »

Is glass a type of crystal?

No, glass is an amorphous, or non-crystalline, substance. The difference between an amorphous and crystalline substance lies in how it is created. Glass doesn't release heat during fusion. There is... Read More »