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Rock Crystal

Formula:
SiO2
A variety of Quartz

A transparent colourless variety of quartz.

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Chemical Properties of Rock Crystal

Formula:
SiO2

Synonyms of Rock Crystal

Other Language Names for Rock Crystal

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chlorite Group121 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Chlorite Group on mindat.org.
Calcite93 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Hematite58 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Albite55 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Fluorite43 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Siderite35 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Rutile34 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Rutile on mindat.org.
Pericline29 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Pericline on mindat.org.
Adularia27 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Adularia on mindat.org.
Pyrite23 photos of Rock Crystal associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.

Other Information

Health Risks:
Quartz is usually quite harmless unless broken or powdered. Broken crystals and masses may have razor-sharp edges that can easily cut skin and flesh. Handle with care. Do not grind dry since long-term exposure to finely ground powder may lead to silicosis.

Internet Links for Rock Crystal

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