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Maximum electricity from quartz?

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I wonder if you can give me an accurate estimate or just a wild guess about the maximum spike of electricity the would come if a one foot cube of average quartz from a seam of apparently pure quartz had a ten ton weight dropped on it from about 100feet?

I just cannot find such an estimate anywhere!

If the little jolt of the hammer in a handheld gas lighter for kitchen use can make a nice fat spark to light gas how much bigger spark would come from the cube and ten ton weight?

Can you suggest anyone working with quartz for the computer or electrical industry who might be able to answer me?
asked Nov 3, 2016 by rosewhite (140 points)

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google 'piezoelectric effect' for information that might help.
answered Aug 19, 2017 by anonymous