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Babel-Quartz

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About Babel-QuartzHide

The Tower of Babel
Formula:
SiO2
Name:
Named for the fancied resemblance of the crystals to the successive tiers of the legendary Tower of Babel.
A variety of Quartz

A historical name given for a variety of quartz named for the fancied resemblance of the crystals to the successive tiers of the Tower of Babel.

In some cases, but not all, the morphology is caused by growth inhibition by other minerals (later dissolved). In other cases it is crystals tapered by consecutive alternating steps of rhombohedral and prismatic faces, and/or crystals tapered by a step-like development of parallel grown tips.

Originally described from Bere Alston, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK.



Chemical Properties of Babel-QuartzHide

Formula:
SiO2

Synonyms of Babel-QuartzHide

Other Language Names for Babel-QuartzHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite1 photo of Babel-Quartz associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Epidote1 photo of Babel-Quartz associated with Epidote on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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