What is tanzanite quartz?

Answer Tanzanite aura quartz or tanzanite quartz, according to Spencer, got its name because its color is similar to tanzanite. You should not confuse tanzanite aura quartz with the tanzanit... Read More »

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Is tourmalated quartz the same as black rutilated quartz?

Tourmalated quartz is different from black rutilated quartz. When quartz is tourmalated, it means that spikes of the mineral tourmaline are throughout this slightly milky or clear variety. Rutilate... Read More »

Why is quartz used in quartz watches?

How big is the quartz in a quartz clock movement?

The pieces of quartz crystal that are used to keep time in clock and watch movements are very tiny, just a millimeter or two in length, width and thickness. The metal oscillator that activates the ... Read More »

What Is a Tanzanite Gem?

Tanzanite is a rare blue gemstone that is found in East Africa. describes it as the crystalline form of the mineral zoisite and explains that zoisite forms in the presence of vanadiu... Read More »