Egypt is preparing to open a huge national project that carries great wealth for the country, as the government plans to open a complex for the production of quartz slabs.
Egypt has the finest and purest types of quartz in the world in the city of Marsa Alam, and it has a crushing and grinding plant, and another plant for producing quartz. Egypt is also considered the second in the Middle East for producing quartz.
Quartz is a very important raw material and is characterized by many qualities, as it is antibacterial, antivirus, infrared, violet, high temperatures and all kinds of acids, and it is more solid than granite slabs of all kinds, so hospitals and intensive care rooms use it.
Egyptian quartz is characterized by a degree of purity of more than 99%, so it is used in many global industries, including electronic chips for computers and cars, as well as cells for solar energy.
Veins in the heart of the mountains
Quartz is widely found in the mountains, where it is distinguished by its pink color, as the mineral quartz is one of the most famous minerals that lead to the formation of many veins loaded with gold, but gold here in quartz mineral takes on a brown color and not the yellow color known as gold.
Quartz assumes different colors due to impurities: purple (amethyst), white (milky quartz), black (smoky quartz), pink (rose quartz) and yellow or orange (citrine).
Quartz refers to a specific chemical compound (silicon dioxide, or silica, SiO2 used in various industries such as: used in alloys that withstand high temperature and ultra-pressure and many industries. Manufacturing high-quality glass. – Translating solar cells to obtain thermal and electrical energies., Used in some alternative tools for plastics. – In the manufacture of some medical materials. The latest use in the field of nanotechnology.
This article was originally published by RT.