Quartz is the 2nd most abundant mineral on earth Yes! Unlike marble and granite, which has to be mined in very specific locations and of which there are finite quantities, quartz is the second-most abundant mineral found in the earth's crust. It will be a very long time before man comes anywhere near to extracting noticeable quantities of quartz from the earth's crust, which cannot be said of other natural stone products.
The hardness scale of quartz is rated 7, which means it is virtually crack, chip- and break-resistant. Because resin is non-porous, it doesn't need to be sealed - EVER - which makes quartz impervious to staining or etching, not to mention unsanitary bacteria, grime or mold/mildew build-up.