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Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's the letter "Q" for the Blogging A - Z Challenge

Today’s topic starts with the letter “Q”.
A stone of many colors, it is one of the most common minerals found on the surface of the planet that can be found in a large range of colors, colorless, purple, rose, red, black, yellow, brown, green, blue, and orange. 

It is a stone known by many names, agate, amethyst, carnelian, citrine, jasper, rock crystal, tiger eye, and the many types of quartz. 
It has been the most commonly used mineral since antiquity for jewelry and carvings. 

It was used in many countries for stone tools.  High purity quartz is used in the semiconductor industry and is mined in North Carolina, USA.  The largest single crystal was found in Brazil and weighed in at more than 44 tons.

Thank you for stopping and be sure to return on Monday, April 22, for the letter "R".  I will also be posting about a Pearl Challenge that I participated in on Sunday.


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