milky quartz

milky quartz

[′mil·kē ′kwȯrts]
(mineralogy)
An opaque, milk-white variety of crystalline quartz, often with a greasy luster; milkiness is due to the presence of air-filled cavities. Also known as greasy quartz.
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There are veins of green epidote and/or milky quartz in many places.
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The Reward vein striking N 40[degrees] W and dipping 40[degrees] NE, is about 6 to 8 feet in thickness and consists of milky quartz.
Because of its seven-sided geometry and repetitive rhomboids, it is more like milky quartz than a meteor or diamond, but the point of such metaphors is not, primarily, denotation.
The occurrence of beryl is intimately linked with these Be-enriched veins, especially those of milky quartz, which are the most plentiful (Fig.
For instance, the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil is famous for amethyst, rock crystal, citrine, and rose quartz; the European Alps are noted for rock crystal, milky quartz, and smoky quartz; Romania and Czechoslovakia are good sources of rock crystal and amethyst; the best chrysoprase is from Australia; and parts of the United States are important sources of rock crystal, rose quartz, and smoky quartz.
You can almost touch the glittering vials of dust, the gleaming flakes, the milky quartz boulders shot with yellow veins, the twisted blbs of pure metal.
Gold mineralization is hosted by quartz-fluorite and milky quartz veins in the syenite; by manganese oxide rich quartz veins in weakly brecciated rhyolites; and by gossan rich breccia structures.
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5 cm across and are associated with milky quartz crystals to 2.
Associated species include drusy milky quartz and corroded, octahedral galena crystals.
The clusters measure up to 10 X 15 cm and are partially coated by tiny milky quartz crystals.