Quartz sands are used in mortars, concrete mixtures, glass fabrication and for hydraulic fracturing. Silica sands is applied in the Building Industry, to make high quality plasters and commercial microwaves.
Sand is the general term for broken down granules of minerals or stone, falling between silt and gravel in the spectrum of sizes. There are many varieties of sand in the world, each with their own unique composition and qualities.
For quartz applications, the ball mill will typically be constructed with Aluminum Oxide media and ball mill lining.
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on the earth’s surface and the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust. Beach and desert sand is primarily composed of quartz crystals due to quartz’s high resistance to mechanical and chemical weathering. Quartz can be found in sand deposits, high purity crystal deposits and is found to some degree as a minor component in most mineral formations.