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Quartz appears in game as a large, whitish-grey cluster of crystals protruding from a large-grained grey rock in the center. At nighttime Quartz is illuminated, making it easy to spot.
Uses In Crafting
- The formula SiO4 given in the description of Quartz is incorrect, as SiO4 isolated is not a stable molecule, rather it is an ion. The correct formula would be SiO2. This is a fairly common error, as the crystal structure of quartz when represented as a Lewis structure or 3D model appears to show each silicon atom bonded to four atoms of oxygen, however these oxygen atoms are in fact shared with other silicon atoms, meaning the correct formula is SiO2.