Rocks Containing Quartz?

Answer Quartz is made up of a silicate mineral and is the second most common material in the Earth's continental crust. Quartz is usually clear or semi-transparent. Many different types of quartz exist, a... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Rocks Containing Quartz

Can I use a household drill on polished quartz rocks, sunstones, and sodalite rocks?

You'll need a diamond drill bit, something to pour water over the stone while you drill to keep the bit cool, and some sort of jig to hold the stone in place while you drill.

Types of Quartz Rocks?

Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral formation that can have a variety of colors. Pure quartz is a transparent crystal--a repeated collection of the same basic form made from one silicon atom an... Read More »

Quartz Rocks for Kids?

Rocks containing quartz come in a variety of colors and shapes. Some are valuable as gemstones. You can find quartz all over the world in many different types of rocks. This makes it easy to collec... Read More »

Facts About Quartz Rocks?

The quartz rock is the most prevalent mineral found on earth. It is found in granite and other rocks, such as sandstone. According to an article in the "American Mineralogist," the U.S. supply of q... Read More »