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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Quartz, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Quartz and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Quartz:
    • 47.051867, -114.769293
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Quartz
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Quartz ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Quartz.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Quartz.

Beyond Montana, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Missoula County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Quartz [Missoula County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Quartz [Butte County].
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Quartz is located in Tuolumne County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Quartz that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Quartz.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gunnison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gunnison County community of Quartz.
    • Oklahoma
      • Quartz #1
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Quartz.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Quartz.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Quartz is located in Baker County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<3> to the southwest of the Quartz that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Quartz.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Quartz ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Junction [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Junction
    • Cedar Junction [Mineral County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Mouth [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mouth
    • Cedar Mouth [Mineral County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crescent City [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City
    • Crescent City [Mineral County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Keystone [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Mineral County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Oliverville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliverville
      • Oliverville [Mineral County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliverville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliverville
    • Riverbend [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Mineral County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Spring Gulch [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gulch
      • Spring Gulch [Mineral County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gulch
    • Stark [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Missoula County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Quartz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Superior [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Mineral County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Quartz
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<5>

How Far From Quartz to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Quartz to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Quartz and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Superior, which is the Seat of Mineral County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Quartz to Superior, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,490 miles [8,835.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Mineral County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Quartz. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County: www.co.mineral.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Quartz could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Quartz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Quartz) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quartz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0519, Longitude: -114.7693       In this case, the coordinates for Quartz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Quartz to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.667 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.201 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.933 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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