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QUARTZ - A very hard, glassy-looking mineral; crystallized silicon dioxide; constituent of all acidic igneous rocks and some intermediate and basic rocks; common in metamorphic rocks, as a veinstone, and as a dominant constituent of sandstone (the sand grains are quartz).




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