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Quartzite

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock made almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Over time, sand grains become compressed and stuck together to form san​dstone. When sandstone gets buried long enough under rocks, it becomes harder and more compressed in to a durable rock. Due to the light color of sand, quartzite is usually white or light colored. Some quartzite even resembles marble.