The production and distribution of quartz sand for the simplest uses as filters and absorbents, foundry sand, fillers, or abrasives and finally the high-tech industry is first discussed. A special category of ultra-pure quartz is the high quality and high value of experimental glassware in synthetic and analytical chemistry.
Information about other high tech products of ultrapure, high added value quartz, particularly optical fibers, silicon manufactured for use in electronics industry and photovoltaic cells is presented next. The mineralogy and natural quartz sources as raw material in industry is described pointing out the alternative uses by the natural and industrial attendant and competitor of quartz, feldspars. Useful economic conditions and market design is further developed by discussing economic demands. supply and product quality. We collect primary information, possible sources and relevant representative methods of the industries concerned with ultra-pure quartz leading edge industry. Sand is used in a great variety of products and the term “quartz sand is used for the essential raw material for the glass and foundry casting industries, as well as in other industries such as ceramics and chemical manufacture and for water filtration purposes.