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Quartz is the second-most-abundant mineral in Venture's continental crust, after feldspar. Its crystal structure is a continuous framework of silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of sillicon-oxygen.

There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Since antiquity, varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings.

Types of Quartz

Chalcedony-Based quartz

Chalcedony Cryptocrystalline quartz and moganite mixture. The term is generally only used for white or lightly colored material. Otherwise more specific names are used.
Agate Multi-colored, banded chalcedony, semi-translucent to translucent
Onyx Agate where the bands are straight, parallel and consistent in size.
Jasper Opaque cryptocrystalline quartz, typically red to brown
Aventurine Translucent chalcedony with small inclusions (usually mica) that shimmer.
Tiger's eye Fibrous gold to red-brown colored quartz, exhibiting chatoyancy.
Rock Crystal Clear, colorless
Amethyst Purple, transparent
Ametrine Purple and yellowish-orange
Citrine Yellow to reddish orange to brown, greenish yellow
Vermarine Mint green, transparent
Rose Quartz Pink, translucent, may display diasterism
Ruilated Quartz Contains acicular (needle-like) inclusions of rutile
Milky Quartz White, translucent to opaque, may display diasterism
Smoky quartz Brown to gray, opaque
Carnelian Reddish orange chalcedony, translucent
Sardonyx Brighter Carnelian.
Dumorite quartz Contains large amounts of dumortierite crystals
Feldspar Key component of Granite.
Granite Crystal made of Feldspar and Quartz.
Zircon Another component of Granite
Inferno quartz The only quartz in Venture that is not on Earth, inferno quartz is highly located in the Purgatory.

Aura Quartzes

Rainbow Aura Quartz A titanium enhancement that is rainbow-colored.
Aura Quartz Base form of metal-coated crystals/enhancements.
Aqua Aura Aura quartz coated in gold fumes.
Angel Aura Aura quartz bonded with silver and platinum.
Flame Aura Coated in copper and silver.
Opal Aura

See also: Opal

Quartz bonded with Platinum, and has a pearly sheen.

Granite-based

Feldspar Key component of Granite.
Granite Crystal made of Feldspar and Quartz.
Zircon Another component of Granite.

Trivia

  • Inferno Quartz is the only variant of quartz not in real life.
  • Quartz is the first subcategory of crystals in Venture.
  • Quartz has two subcategories, Aura quartz, and Chalcedony.
  • Quartz is the second category of items so far. The largest is Crystal/Gem.

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