Quartz

Quartz

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Description
At the end of World War II, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratories began working to grow artificial (synthetic) quartz crystals. A paper tag connected to this sample reads “120586/Quartz/Synthetic.”
Ref: “Artificial Quartz is Produced Here,” New York Times (Sept. 19, 1947), p. 6.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Mineral Sample
Quartz
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 5.1 cm x 3.9 cm; 5 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 in; 3.81 cm x 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1988.0329.42
catalog number
1988.0329.42
accession number
1988.0329
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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