Quartz is known as the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth. A significant composition of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, the natural form of silicon dioxide is found in a range of different varieties of colors.
Quartz (Silica): as a crystal, quartz is considered as a semiprecious gem stone. Some Cryptocrystalline forms may also be considered as gem stones such as jasper, onyx, agate, carnelian, chalcedony, etc. Other Crystalline gem varieties include amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, smoky quartz, etc. Quartz is used for pressure gauges, oscillators, resonators, and wave stabilizers; Quartz also has the ability to rotate the plane of polarization of light and its transparency in ultraviolet rays it is used in heat-ray lamps, prism, and spectrographic lenses. Quartz are also often used in the manufacture of glass, paints, abrasives, refractories.
Quartz may have a number of assorted impurities, thus creating different color varieties. Purple quartz is commonly known as amethyst; Milky Quartz is white; black is known as smoky quartz; pink is known as rose quartz, and yellow or orange is known as citrine.
Quartz is used as an important tool for a large number of products like cell phones, electronic games, computers, televisions, ipods and other electronic devices.
The Quartz were also manufactured for electronic grade purposes.
Quartz is in abundant supply and therefore there is no shortage of it.