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Rose Quartz Research Paper

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Rose quartz is a mineral composed of oxygen and silicon with the chemical formula SiO2. It is a 7 on Mohs scale of hardness just like any other quartz.Its central gravity is 2.63-2.65. Rose quartz transparency is translucent to transparent. Rose quartz has a vitreous luster and its mineral class is quartz.It is the most abundant mineral found on earth mostly found in the earth's crust.(https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/rose-quartz) Quartz is the most abundant single mineral on earth. It makes up about 12% of the earth's crust, occurring in a wide variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.Quartz varieties are commonly separated into two groups based on the size of the individual grains or crystals. Macrocrystalline quartz in which individual crystals are distinguishable with the naked eye, and cryptocrystalline quartz in which the individual crystals are too small to be easily distinguishable under the light microscope. Some of the verities of the Macrocrystalline quartz are…show more content…
It is commercially mined in Madagascar, South-Africa, Namibia, U.S.A.(South Dakota) , and Brazil. Rose quartz found in madagascar usually have very large crystals and are extremely deeply colored.In South Dakota, rose quartz is found in pegmatites in the Southern Black Hills area. These pegmatites are associated with the Harney Peak granite mass (which is now exposed at the surface of the earth because of erosion). The pegmatite formed in this part of south dakota is estimated to be over 1,700 million years old. When rose quartz forms it is usually crystalline which means that the crystals are very large. Rose quartz forms when magma is pushed up to the surface of the earth and begins to cool and crystallize. The reason that rose quartz crystals often become so large is because the crystals do not stop forming until the magma has completely cooled which sometimes make the crystals grow to very large
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