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quartz

(kwōrts),
A crystalline form of silicon dioxide used in chemical apparatus and in optic and electric instruments.

quartz

(kworts) a crystalline form of silica (silicon dioxide).

quartz

Drug slang
A regionally popular street term for smokable methamphetamine or crack cocaine.
 
Vox populi
Silica, see there.

quartz

(kwōrts)
A crystalline form of silicon dioxide used in chemical apparatus and in optic and electrical instruments.

quartz

(kwōrts)
A crystalline form of silicon dioxide used in chemical apparatus and in optic and electrical instruments.

quartz,

n See silica.
quartz, fused,
n a form of silica that is amorphous and exhibits no inversion at any temperature below its fusion point; of little use in dentistry.
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The end of the Cambrian Period in eastern Alborz was the time of a lowstand, when a unit of cross-bedded quartzose sandstones with Cruziana trace fossils and billingsellide brachiopod shell beds was deposited within shoal systems nearshore.
Similarly to the subdivisions in Wisconsin, the Van Oser Member in Minnesota is described as a medium-grained quartzose sand; and the Norwalk and Waukon Members are very fine-grained feldspathic sands (Thomas, 1992).
The grains were cemented and diagenetic reactions took place under humid, warm climatic conditions, affected by minor tectonic disturbances which led to the development of mature sandstones classified as "Quartz Arenite" or Quartzose Arenite.
the Kallavere, Turisalu and Varangu formations, and most of the Leetse Formation) are terrigenous, mainly consisting of glauconitic and/or quartzose sandstones and shales (Suuroja et al.
The dated sample G/08-11-91 is a felsic tuff and consists of deformed, crystal-rich lithic tuff with sub-equal proportions of crystal and lithic fragments in a recrystallized quartzose matrix.
Light-coloured sandstones of this member, formed during the initial phase of the Lontova transgression, are inequigranular, texturally mature, quartzose, seldom feldspathic quartzose.
These basal Tetagouche strata occur within the transition from a deep-water fan complex of quartzose psammitic and pelitic turbidites of the Miramichi Group (Rice and van Staal 1992) and deposition of the overlying volcanic-chertgreywacke assemblage of the Ordovician Tetagouche Group, a transition representing the change from a stable continental margin to an unstable volcanic back-arc setting marked by rifting, local uplift and erosion, followed by mainly felsic volcanism and subsidence.
The Variku Formation is characterized by alternating dolomitic argillaceous quartzose siltstone, silty marl, and dolomitic claystone beds 10--50 cm in thickness (Fig.
Limestone associated with quartzose sandstone in the lower part of the Goss Point Formation contains a conodont assemblage dated as Late Ordovician (late Caradocian to Ashgillian) (Nowlan et al.