Chemical Formula: SiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.08 g
 
Oxygen 53.26 % O 0.00 % 0.00 %
Silicon 46.74 % Si 100.00 % SiO2 0.00 %


100.00 % 100.00 %
 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (SiO2)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks
Help on Locality: Locality: Very common mineral found world wide.. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German "quarz", of uncertain origin
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chert - cryptocrystalline quartz
Agate - banded variety of chaledony
Amethyst - purple
Avanturine - feebly translucent chalcedony
Carnelian - flesh red chalcedony
Rose Quartz - rose colored
Chalcedony - microcrystalline quartz
Tiger Eye - pseudomorph of asbestos
Chrysoprase - apple green chalcedony
Citrine - yellow
Sapphire Quartz - blue colored
Cat's Eye - chatoyant
Smoky Quartz - brown to black
Flint - microcrystalline quartz
Rock Crystal
Prase - leek green chalcedony
Plasma - green chalcedony
Moss Agate - variety of chaledony
Jasper - red or brown chalcedony
Hornstone - flint