Day: January 19, 2019

Quartz

Quartz

Quartz

01/19/19

“What is the second most common mineral in the world and why is it special?”

 

Minerals can be found all over the world. But the second most common one Quartz (SiO2) has some very special characteristics. Particularly, its crystalline arrangement exhibits piezoelectric properties, allowing for stress-induced electricity!

 

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