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Gold Quartz

The term gold quartz refers to milky quartz that contains native gold inclusions.

Colors

White, Very Light Gray

  • Gold-quartz classification

    CommonName
    Gold Quartz
    Species
    Quartz
    Variety
    Gold Quartz
    Colors
    White, Very Light Gray
    AlternateNames
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Refractive index, appearance, birefringence, optic character and optic figure.
    ClassificationComments
  • Gold-quartz chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    silicon dioxide (aka silica)
    ChemicalFormula
    SiO2
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    Trigonal
    ChemistryClassification
    Silicate
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Crystalline to Aggregate
    ChemistryComments
  • Gold-quartz optical properties

    Transparency
    Translucent - Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    1.544-1.553
    Tolerance:very constant
    Birefringence
    0.009
    OpticCharacter
    Uniaxial
    OpticSign
    Positive
    PolariscopeReaction
    Doubly Refractive (DR)
    Fluorescence
    SWUV:
    LWUV:
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Gold-quartz characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    7
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    White
    SpecificGravity
    2.64-2.69 Typical:2.66
    Toughness
    Good
    Inclusions
    Gold quartz will have gold inclusions. CO2 or H2O inclusions that give the stone a milky appearance.
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Good
    Fracture
    Conchoidal
    Cleavage
    None