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What is the difference between Quartz and Quartzite?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Jul 17, 2019

Quartz and Quartzite are two examples of minerals, and they are very much available in abundance on the earth crust. Although their names might look similar, there are still some differences between them. Quartz has the chemical composition of silicon dioxide (SiO2). You can as well say, quartz is made up of silica and oxygen. Quartzite, on the other hand, is a metamorphic rock that consists of interlocking particles of quartz. ...Read More
 

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