Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Quartzite

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2006

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that contains at least 85% quartz. Quartzite can form in association with small amounts of feldspar, mica, hornblende, pyroxene and chlorite. It usually has a granoblastic texture and a flaky structure. Quartzite is light-coloured, dense and hard. It forms from siliceous rocks by regional, dynamic and contact metamorphism.

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