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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.
  • This Moss Uses Quartz as a Parasol
    In the Mojave Desert, a translucent crystal offers bryophytes much-needed respite from the heat of the sun.
    Sabrina Imbler.  New York Times.  Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 16:55:55 +0000.
  • Desert mosses use quartz rocks as sun shades
    Desert conditions are harsh, and mosses often spend much of the year in a dormant condition, desiccated and brown, until rain comes. ...
    Science Daily.  Friday, 24 Jul 2020 10:42:09 EDT.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop show brings dubious health claims to Netflix
    Goop has been criticized for its questionable wellness claims, including its advertisement that jade and quartz "eggs" can be used for vaginal health, NBC News reports.
    CNBC.  Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020 18:02:23 GMT.
The following digital image illustrates the word quartz.
Quartz Crystals on a Black Background
Quartz Crystals on a Black Background

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