Assessment of High Purity Quartz Resources

  • Reiner HausEmail author
  • Sebastian Prinz
  • Christoph Priess
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Very high purity quartz for advanced high-tech applications is currently sourced from just a few locations around the world. Such is the expected growth in demand that more sources are required to be found. For successful high purity raw quartz resource identification detailed analysis and appropriate process technology selection is essential. This article reviews general aspects of high purity quartz deposits, exploration requirements, quality evaluation of raw quartz, and provides basic insight into the different specifications and market developments of the high-tech end-user industries reliant on very high purity refined quartz products.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Haus
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sebastian Prinz
    • 1
  • Christoph Priess
    • 1
  1. 1.Dorfner Analysenzentrum und Anlagenplanungsgesellschaft mbH (ANZAPLAN)HirschauGermany

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