From the finest watches, through the white sand beaches, the baseball fields, through the refining of oil or on the surface of an elegant kitchen, quartz is used for several natural or processed products.
Extracted from quarries through mechanical processes such as backhoes and motor graders.
Quartz is extracted in its most natural proportion by mechanical processes such as crushers, jaw crushers, cone crushers, impact and hammer mills till reaching a high level of purity and then, depending on their end use, it can be ground, sieved, pigmented and compacted.
In the case of the "Kitchen countertops" many companies worldwide present a wide range of colors, textures and designs that make quartz material very precious. Adding to this, the hardness of the mineral, its minimal porosity and durability, have made the consumer have relatively inexpensive and very good options for this use.
As for fine watchmaking, quartz has a very special characteristic; it is piezoelectric.
What does this mean? In short, it means that it has the characteristic that when it is compressed it generates an electrical voltage, and vice versa. For example, if we apply an electrical voltage to quartz, it generates a number of very exact vibrations per second that allow us to count time in a very precise way.
And on a baseball field? In the case of the use of quartz in sports fields, it is in the form of sand. Basically, it is a mixture of quartz of a specific granulometry together with other minerals, which form an ideal sand for use on synthetic grass courts or on courts that simulate the sand of a beach, as in the case of beach volleyball.
It is indeed possible to mention many other uses for this interesting mineral. But suffice it to summarize that it is naturallyabundant and that different uses for quartz are still being discovered, so keep an eye on this industry and its applications for new businesses.