Chapter 2

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Chapter 2
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2012-05-01 14:46:06
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Minerals
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  1. What is Minerals?
    • A collection of tiny crystals, containing
    • the same chemical material and shape.

    • •Naturally
    • occurring

    •Inorganic

    •Solid

    • •Definite
    • chemical structure (Allows for unique
    • physical properties)
  2. What is a Rock?
    • Aggregate (mixture) of one or more
    • minerals.

    • Example: Granite is a mixture of the
    • minerals quartz, hornblende and feldspar
  3. Composition of Minerals
    Most minerals are made of compounds

    Quartz contains SiO2 (silicon dioxide)
  4. Composition of Minerals
    Calcite contains CaCO3 (calcium carbonate)

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