Preview

image preview

Identifier

rockminx_11-1

Creator

Abstract

SiO - Mohs Hardness: 7. Quartz is the source of most of our society’s glass- from windowpanes and crystal goblets to eyeglasses and cathedrals’ stained glass windows. It is one of the most common minerals because it is chemically and physically stable at Earth’s surface conditions. Quartz was the mineral upon which the Stone Ages were based. With few exceptions, most early stone tools were fashioned of quartz. Outcrops of quartz that were suitable for tool manufacturing were targeted by some of the earliest known mining activities and the mined quartz was traded across vast distances.

Document Type

Photograph

File Type

image/jpeg

Source Collection

UT Department of Environmental Sciences

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

Share

Image Location

 
COinS
 

Rights Statement

Rights Statement

No Copyright - United States. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.