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The word quartz is a noun.  Quartz means (1) a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities, (2) colorless glass made of almost pure silica.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word quartz.
  • Quartz Counter Tops
    Quartz countertops are made from engineered stone and are a popular choice for the kitchen. They provide more color choices than granite and are easier to maintain.
  • Atomic Clocks
    Atomic clocks keep time by means of quartz crystals and periodic radio-controlled synchronization with the NIST atomic clock. Visitors to this website will find comparisons of radio-controlled clocks and watches.
  • Wall Clocks
    A wall clock can serve as a stylish wall decoration in addition to telling time. Modern wall clocks use quartz movements run by battery power, while traditional wall clocks may rely on weights and pendulums.
The following articles provide recent quartz-related news.
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo confirms he has spoken to Special Counsel Mueller
    During his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo confirmed he has spoken with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Quartz White House correspondent Heather Timmons joins CBSN to explain the latest developments.
    CBS News.  Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 20:05:16 +0000.
  • What's the Difference? Quartz vs. Quartzite
    Quartz and quartzite, two high-end countertop materials derived from quartz, are so often confused that even ...
    Manasa Reddigari.  Bob Vila.  Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018 14:00:26 -0400.
  • The Origin Of Geological Terms: Quartz
    The name of quartz crystals derives from the old word "querch", meaning dwarf.
    By David Bressan, Contributor.  Forbes.  Monday, 23 Jan 2017 13:47:00 -0500.
The following digital image illustrates the word quartz.
Quartz Crystals on a Black Background
Quartz Crystals on a Black Background

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