116 Apache Stone

$4.00

Lots of color hard rock

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08/16/2021
Thomas O.
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Apache Stone

It’s the right color and texture. The colors on the internet are not very accurate, so some trial and error were needed.

Description

Quartzite is a hard non-foliated metamorphic stone that was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted to quartz by heating and compression typically associated with tectonic pressure in the source belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to gray, although quartzites usually come in different shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of hematite. Other colors, such as yellow, green, blue and orange, are due to other minerals. The term quartzite is also sometimes used to refer to very hard but undisturbed sandstones, which consist of quartz grains embedded completely with additional quartz. This sedimentary rock is described as orthoquarcite to distinguish it from metamorphic quartzite, which is sometimes called meta-quartzite to emphasize its metamorphic origins. Quartzite is very resistant to chemical weathering and often forms ridges and hard ridges. The almost pure silicon content of the rocks provides little material to the soil; Therefore, quartz hills are often bare or covered with only a very thin layer of soil and little (if any) vegetation. Quartzite has been used since prehistoric times for stone tools. It is currently used for decorative stone, as a crushed stone in road construction and as a source of silica for the production of silicon-silicon compounds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartzite

Additional information

Weight 11.5 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in
scale

0 Powder, 03 Sand and Gravel, 5 Large Rocks, 7 Large Boulders