Question: I was told that fruit named Quartz are not real. They are just colored to make more money. Is that true?
My Answer: Most fruit named quartzes are man made, lab created quartz or glass that is colored. blueberry quartz, cherry quartz, pineapple quartz, as well as a lab created strawberry quartz are some kinds. There are others.
There are however natural stones that also have fruit names. There is natural strawberry quartz which is lepidocrosite and hematite in quartz, natural pineapple quartz when the name refers to candle quartz, and natural tangerine quartz. There probably are more examples of natural fruit named quartz, but these are the only ones that come to mind offhand.
Hattip to Jackie S. for the question about fruit named quartzes.
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