Dyed Quartzite | Gemopedia

Thanks to man's ingenuity, we learned long ago that quartzite can be dyed to create vivid, brilliant colors that can be used as jewelry to light up and enhance any outfit! Quartzite gives you big, bold, colorful designs at very affordable prices.
Colors
Various Colors Due To Dye

Dyed Quartzite Classification

Common Name

Dyed Quartzite

Species

Quartz

Variety

Dyed Quartzite

Colors

various colors due to dye

Alternate Names

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

Appearance, RI and magnification. Might show a band in the orange section of the spectra due to dye.

Comments

Dyed Quartzite Optical Properties

Transparency

Translucent To Opaque

Refractive Index

1.544-1.553 Tolerance: very constant

Birefringence

0.009

Optic Character

Optic Sign

Polariscope Reaction

aggregate (AGG)

Fluorescence

SWUV: Generally inert
LWUV: Generally inert

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

Dispersion

Comments

Dyed Quartzite Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

silicon dioxide (aka silica)

Chemical Formula

SiO2

Synthesis

Crystal System

Trigonal

Classification

Silicate

Nature

Natural

Crystallinity

Aggregate

Comments

Dyed Quartzite Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

7

Streak

Specific Gravity

2.64-2.69

Toughness

Good

Inclusions

Dyed quartzite is composed of tiny quartz grains and it will have dye in the fractures.

Luster

Dull To Vitreous

Stability

Good

Fracture

Conchoidal Sometimes Granular

Cleavage

None To Very Poor

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