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Colorado quartz: occurrence and discovery

Rocks & Minerals

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Abstract

The many varieties and associations of quartz found throughout the state rank it as one of the premier worldwide localities for that species. This paper briefly outlines the historical importance of the mineral, the mining history and the geological setting before discussing the varieties of quartz present, its crystallography and the geological enviroments in which it is found. The latter include volcanic rocks and near surface igneous rocks; pegmatites; metamorphic and plutonic rocks; hydrothermal veins; skarns and sedimentary deposits. Details of the localities and mode of occurrence of smoky quartz, amethyst, milky quartz, rock crystal, rose quartz, citrine, agate and jasper are then given. -S.J.Stone

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Colorado quartz: occurrence and discovery
Series title:
Rocks & Minerals
Volume
66
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
374
Last page:
406
Number of Pages:
33