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Usage examples for quartz

  1. After finishing this task, I ascended the highest hillock on the shore, which consisted of strata of slate and quartz, to admire the beauty of the prospect. – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue
  2. Not so much quartz today although large piles of it are to be seen. – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  3. Then there were hundreds of massive crushing- stones, neatly constructed out of blocks of basalt, which had been used for breaking the quartz, lying in wild confusion amongst the ruined huts, and by the side of what once was a stream, but is now only a sandy, choked- up river- bed. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  4. It must be remembered that in these mining districts the gold occurs in quartz- reefs. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  5. This quartz gravel, with its mixture of gems, rests upon a stiff white pipe- clay. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  6. There has been a great excitement here on account of the fancied discovery of valuable quartz- mines in the vicinity of the American Rancho, which is situated about twenty miles from this place. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  7. He must have had a heart like rotten quartz! – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  8. And that ain't glass in there- and it ain't quartz in in there- and there's only one man ever in this country ever had a bridle like that. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  9. The quartz veins also lie in this general course, one of which may be traced hundreds of miles. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  10. At the threshold they found two of the little Bulteels, playing with pieces of quartz, crystal, etc. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  11. He supposed they were composed of a species of quartz or mineral, but observing one of them within reach at his side, he reached upward with his knife and extracted it from the shale in which it was imbedded. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  12. Luck found gold first, but in so small a vein of quartz that we did not consider it worth working. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  13. 43. Q Quartz- beds folded, i. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  14. On the summits are found conglomerates formed of quartz, limestone, and sandstone. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  15. Some of the pieces had quartz among them. – Handbook to the new Gold-fields by R. M. Ballantyne
  16. Some little girls' rooms are naturally orderly, I suppose; or I don't know how they could live in them, if they cry out so when they only see quartz crystals in confusion. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  17. It's yonder in the new quartz country, you see. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  18. The quartz apparently paid admirably. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  19. If quartz prisms and lenses be used, and the electric light be the source of illumination, the ultra- violet spectrum will extend to an enormous extent. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
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