What's the difference between granite and quartzite?

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What's the difference between granite and quartzite?

Quartz:

When you combine silica and oxygen, melt it in within boiling lava far below the Earth's surface and cool it in the right way, you get the mineral quartz. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet and is found in a number of rocks (including both granite and quartzite), but not all quartz-rich rocks are the same.

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Granite and quartzite are both quartz-rich rocks, but one is igneous and one is metamorphic. This means that they are formed differently.

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What is Quartzite? - Properties, Uses & Facts

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Quartzite rocks are found all over the world. Learn about the different types and properties of these rocks. Explore how quartzite is formed, where it is found, and the minerals in quartzite.


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