Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Hide all sections | Show all sections

About QuartziteHide

This term usually infers a regionally metamorphosed quartz-sandstone, but the term is commonly also used as a field term for orthoquartzite (a sedimentary rock), secondary quartzite and paraquartzite.

i. A granoblastic metamorphic rock consisting mainly of quartz and formed by recrystallization of sandstone or chert by either regional or thermal metamorphism; metaquartzite. A granulose metamorphic rock consisting essentially of quartz.
Ref: Holmes, 1

ii. A very hard but unmetamorphosed sandstone, consisting chiefly of quartz grains that are so completely cemented with secondary silica that the rock breaks through the grains rather than around them; an orthoquartzite. Sandstone cemented by silica that has grown in optical continuity around each fragment. Cf: ganister
Ref: AGI
Ref: USBM, 7

iii. As used in a general sense by drillers, a very hard, dense sandstone.

Ref: Long

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Quartzite.

Classification of QuartziteHide

Sub-divisions of QuartziteHide

Mineralogy of QuartziteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:

Pronounciation of QuartziteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Other Language Names for QuartziteHide

Internet Links for QuartziteHide

mindat.org URL:
Please feel free to link to this page.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: April 23, 2019 03:10:17 Page generated: April 7, 2019 21:06:14
Go to top of page