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Quartz (SiO₂)

Quartz is the second most abundant of all minerals, is hard, crystalline, and composed of SiO₂. It is a free-flowing granular solid. It is hard, wear-resisting, and stable. As a filtration media, it can effectively remove suspended solids, organic matter, and colloidal particles. Quartz crystals can exhibit a piezoelectric effect and produce an electric voltage along certain directions of the crystal under pressure.

Purities are available between 99% and 99.99%
Special Notice: Our highest purity quartz powder (“Super Pure Quartz”) has the following typical chemistry (stated in ppm): Na= 0.83, K= 0.74, Li= 0.131, Ca= 0.45, Mg= <0.004, Fe= 0.16, Cu= 0.016, Mn= 0.005, Ni= 0.380, Cr= 0.028, Co= <0.024, Al= 4.07, Ti= <0.05, B= 0.02, and P= 0.02
Detailed Particle Sizing Information


2 1/2 x 1 1/2
1/2 x ½
1 1/2 x 1
3/8 x 3/16
1 1/2 x 1/2
1/2 x 1/2
1 x 1/2
1/4 x 1/8
1 x 5/8
3/16 x #10 Mesh
1 x 1/2
1/8 x #16 Mesh

8 x 20 Mesh
12 x 30 Mesh
30 x 50 Mesh
100 Mesh and finer
200 Mesh and finer
325 Mesh and finer

Typical Applications

Quartz is used in the manufacture of glass & labware, ceramics, silica brick, cement, and mortar. It also has important applications in the electronics industry due to its piezoelectric effect. Quartz Sand is used as a filtration media.
Ground quartz is abrasive in stonecutting, sandblasting, and glass grinding. Powdered quartz is used in making porcelain, scouring soaps, sandpaper, and wood fillers. Recent uses are with solar panels.

Packaging Options

50 lb. and 100 lbs. net in multi-ply paper bags; 3,000 lbs. net per super sacks; or loose bulk.


Quartz Powder TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) At 202-564-2902
Quartz Powder Amorphous Silicon CAS Number: 631-86-9
Quartz Sand CAS Number: 14808-60-7
Silicon Dioxide Powder CAS Number: 7631-86-9

Sustainable Qualities

Quartz is considered sustainable because it is a naturally occurring mineral with a low environmental impact compared to synthetic materials. It is abundant and widely available, reducing the need for resource-intensive extraction processes. Additionally, Quartz is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear, making it a long-lasting material that requires minimal maintenance and replacement. Its natural beauty and versatility make it a popular material for sustainable design and construction projects. As a naturally occurring, long-lasting, and versatile material, Quartz can contribute to a circular economy by promoting sustainable resource use and reducing waste.

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