The QUARTZ Corp is a key supplier of High Purity Quartz Sand for the solar, semiconductor, and fibre optic markets. Our quartz is sourced in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, where the unique geology offers the world’s highest purity quartz deposits. From there, our products are shipped to Drag, Norway, where our state-of-the-art production facility enables us to produce quartz which is 99.998% SiO2.

Spruce Pine, USA 797 Altapass Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777, USA

Cornwall, UK Par Moor Centre, Par Moor Road Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SQ, UK

Asheville, USA 9 SW Pack Square, Suite 202 Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Oslo, Norway Strandveien 50, Blokk C, 4th Floor 1366 Lysaker, Norway

Drag, Norway Postbox 14 8271 Drag, Norway

Shanghai, China 1438 Hong Qiao Road, Changning District 6F Gubei International Fortune Centre II Shanghai 201103, China

Paris, France 43 quai de Grenelle 75015 Paris, France

The QUARTZ Corp was formed in 2011 through a joint venture between IMERYS and NORSK MINERAL. The company operates internationally, with teams in North America, Europe, and Asia.  With our culturally and geographically diverse workforce, we are able to provide excellent customer service globally. Find out more here.


Spruce Pine, North Carolina, USA

Our product starts life in a small, 3.9 square mile town in the Appalachian Mountains, 780m above sea level. Thanks to its unique geological history, the world’s purest quartz deposits can be found in this mountainous region.

For detailed information about the unique geochemistry found in Western North Carolina, please visit our page dedicated to our Spruce Pine facility.


Drag, Norway

From the wooded mountains in the American South, our mined and sized quartz sand travels to the breath-taking fjords of Northern Norway. The QUARTZ Corp’s state-of-the-art processing facility, located in Drag, Norway, has a long pedigree of quartz sand processing.

For more information about the history of the region, please visit our page dedicated to our Drag facility.

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The Quartz Corp has >10 million tonnes of High Purity Quartz resources in Spruce Pine.


The Quartz Corp uses rod mills to crush the mined quartz sand, and screens, allowing us to precisely size the material to a variety of different PSDs.


Flotation is the first key purification step our quartz goes through, and uses chemicals and air to remove traces of non-quartz impurities such as feldspar mining from the mine.


The Quartz Corp uses strong acids to remove any remaining surface inclusions and impurities in the quartz grains. In a typical leaching process, specially selected solvents are added to selectively dissolve inclusions without harming the desired final product.


Heating the quartz grains to high temperatures in The Quartz Corp’s state-of-the-art calcination tubes helps to remove any residual organic contaminants and improve the final quality of the glass made with the sand.


Speciality magnetic separation is employed by The Quartz Corp to ensure precise chemistry of the final product.


All shipments of The Quartz Corp’s high quality quartz are tested and given an individual certificate of analysis, meaning customers can be assured they receive consistent product every day.


The Quartz Corp's highest purity product goes through a high temperature chlorination step, which makes the material ultra-high purity for use in the highest tech markets.


We move our products globally, either directly to customer sites or strategically placed stores.