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Mineral resource of the month: cultured quartz crystal

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Abstract

The article presents information on cultured quartz crystals, a mineral used in mobile phones, computers, clocks and other devices controlled by digital circuits. Cultured quartz, which is synthetically produced in large pressurized vessels known as autoclaves, is useful in electronic circuits for precise filtration, frequency control and timing for consumer and military use. Several ingredients are used in producing cultured quartz, including seed crystals, lascas, a solution of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate, lithium salts and deionized water.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: cultured quartz crystal
Series title Earth
Volume 53
Issue 11
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earth
First page 29
Last page 29
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