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What is quartz used for?

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November 11, 2009 6:23PM

Quartz is used in the making of sandpaper, optics, glass, liquid filters, circuit boards, computer components, cement , mortar, and jewelry. Quartz crystals are also piezoelectric meaning when an electrical current passes through them they vibrate a small amount. Time can be measured from the vibrations of the quartz crystals so quartz crystals are often used in clocks.