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What’s The Quartz Stone?
Jun 01, 2018

What’s the Quartz stone?


Calacatta Quartz Slab.jpgQuartz stone, commonly known as quartzite, is a new type of stone that is artificially synthesized from more than 90% of quartz crystals plus resin and other trace elements. Quartz stone is a large-size plate pressed by a special machine under certain physical and chemical conditions. Its main material is quartz. Quartz is a mineral that easily becomes liquid by heat or pressure. It is also a fairly common rock-forming mineral that is found in all three major types of rock. Because it crystallizes at the latest in igneous rocks, it usually lacks a complete crystal face, and is mostly filled with other previously crystallized rock-forming minerals. The composition of quartz is the simplest type of silicon dioxide [ie, silicon dioxide. The old name of silicon (sio2), shiny glass, no cleavage surface, but with a conchoidal fracture. Microcrystalline quartz is called chalcedony, agate, or jasper. Pure quartz is colorless but presents different colors due to impurities that often contain transition elements. Quartz is very stable, not easily weathered or changed into other minerals. According to the degree of SiO2 crystallinity can be divided into crystalline single crystal quartz, polycrystalline quartzite jade.

In the process of intrusive evolution, magma is differentiated from hydrothermal fluid rich in SiO2 due to changes in temperature, pressure, and other conditions, and bedding and fractures penetrate into the surrounding rock metamorphic rock series, or along the contact fracture zone of prior magmatic rocks. Invade and form vein quartzite bodies.


Quartz stone is the main material of quartz, rich color combination of natural stone texture and beautiful surface gloss. Quartz stone countertops are diverse in color. Gobi series, crystal series, granite series, and flash star series have more features. They can be widely used in public buildings (hotels, restaurants, banks, hospitals, exhibitions, laboratories, etc.) and home renovations (kitchen countertops, Such areas as washbasins, kitchen and bathroom walls, dining tables, coffee tables, window sills, door pockets, etc. are non-radioactive, recyclable, environmentally-friendly, green new types of architectural interior materials. It should be noted that the quality of quartz stone is directly related to the resin content. The higher the content of quartz in quartz stone, the lower the amount of resin, the better the quality, and the closer to natural, the less likely to be deformed. Experts pointed out that when the content of the resin in the quartz stone is greater than 10%, the corresponding technical index will decrease accordingly. At this time, the quartz stone can no longer be called true quartz stone.