Associations to the word «Quartz»


QUARTZ, noun. (mineralogy) The most abundant mineral on the earth's surface, of chemical composition silicon dioxide, SiO2. It occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous. Found in every environment.
QUARTZ ARENITE, noun. A sandstone arenite that is predominantly composed of silica.
QUARTZ ARENITIC, adjective. Of or relating to quartz arenite.
QUARTZ CLOCK, noun. Any timepiece that makes use of the piezoelectric property of a quartz crystal
QUARTZ CLOCKS, noun. Plural of quartz clock
QUARTZ CRUSHER, noun. (now chiefly historical) A machine designed to crush quartz in order to extract gold. [from 19th c.]
QUARTZ CRUSHERS, noun. Plural of quartz crusher
QUARTZ HALOGEN LAMP, noun. An incandescent light bulb in which the envelope is made of quartz instead of glass, and the filament is surrounded by an atmosphere of a halogen gas, usually iodine.
QUARTZ HALOGEN LAMPS, noun. Plural of quartz halogen lamp
QUARTZ MINING, noun. The mining of gold-bearing quartz
QUARTZ SCHIST, noun. (geology) a metamorphosed schist composed mostly of quartz with some mica and / or tourmaline

Dictionary definition

QUARTZ, noun. Colorless glass made of almost pure silica.
QUARTZ, noun. A hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities.

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