Origin of quartz
Examples from the Web for quartzose
Historical Examples of quartzose
The hills were covered with a quartzose soil, containing angular fragments.
The specimen brought from the hill by Mr. Larmer appeared to be a quartzose conglomerate.
The identity of the two channels was further established by the quartzose sand found in both.
The tin is obtained in the form of black grains from beds of quartzose sand, and is melted into ingots in rude clay furnaces.The Malay Archipelago
Alfred Russell Wallace
The stones are usually imbedded in a matrix of quartzose grit and sand, but sometimes this is very scanty.Geology
Word Origin for quartz
"silicon dioxide," 1756, from German Quarz, Zwarc "rock crystal," from Middle High German twarc, probably from a West Slavic source, cf. Czech tvrdy, Polish twardy "quartz," noun uses of an adjective meaning "hard," from Old Church Slavonic tvrudu "hard," from Proto-Slavic *tvrd-, from PIE *(s)twer- "to grasp, hold; hard."