How can I make sure stone is quartzite?

How can I be sure that a stone is a quartzite? Is there a way to check just by looking at it or even by checking with a manufacturer etc.? Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Nan on 6th Dec 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi There,

One of the ways to do so is by getting a sample of the stone in question. Then, you can use a shape knife to cut up its surface.

If the cut you've made scratches the stone, then it is a quartzite. And if the stone crumbles across the cut, it is a marble.

If you are still unsure, you could send us images to recognise these stones."
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"Good question! Not really sure how to check if a stone is quartzite?
I’m sure if you phoned a Memorial Stonemason/ Headstone Mason they would know the Answer or Google it?
Good luck
Joe Carter"
Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
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