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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Field crews have recently exposed a 5 meter-wide vein consisting of banded quartz, milky quartz and quartz breccia below the silica cap outcrops on the western flank of the Highway Zone.
Some of the smaller items in the catalog: a porcelain holy water font; monk bookends made of milky quartz and amber; and a 1945 script of the biographical war film 'Los Ultimos de Filipinas' by Antonio Roman.
Towards the central part they have coarse-grained sulfides with aggregates of massive milky quartz and, at the center appear druses filled by quartz crystals with 'comb' texture.
There are veins of green epidote and/or milky quartz in many places.
Silver Catherine Regehr dress, $535, Saks Fifth Avenue; princess-cut diamond studs, $17,700, pendant and chain with milky quartz in yellow gold, $1,300, ring with milky artz in yellow gold, $1,120, bangle with white, yellow and pink diamonds, price upon iequeill from The Diamond Vault; crown courtesy Asolo Rep costume shop.
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. The lowest Reward tunnel, which was once connected to the main Brown Monster incline, was driven 1,200 feet N 55[degrees] E, for 650 feet to the vein, and then drifted southeastward 800 feet (Tucker and Sampson, 1938).
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.
The two most common and pure forms of quartz are clear (rock crystal) and white (milky quartz).
Water gathered in stress lines in the rocks and opened cracks and fissures as it froze, gradually breaking the formation into megalithic chunks still embedded with the same milky quartz pebbles that had lined the beach of the Devonian Sea.
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.
Boutique; cuff bracelet, inexpensive450, Saks Fifth Avenue; pink, white and yellow diamond earrings, inexpensive12,500, milky quartz ring, inexpensive1,120, both from Diamond Vault.