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Major Mineral Groups

If given a mineral or chemical composition, provide the name of the group. If gi

GroupMineral or Makeup
Silicate (Chemical Composition) Silicon and Oxygen
Silicate (Abrasives, Glass-making) Quartz
Silicate (Ceramics) Feldspar
Silicate (Insulators) Mica
Silicate (Powder) Talc
Carbonate(Chemical Composition) Contains CO3
Carbonate(Cement) Calcite
Halide(Chemical Composition) Chlorine or Fluorine and Sodium, Potassium, or Calcium
Halide(Toothpaste, Glass, Steel) Fluorite
Halide(Table Salt) Halite
Sulfide(Chemical Composition) Sulfur and another element
Sulfide(Copper) Chalcopyrite
Sulfide(Sulfuric Acid, Sulfur) Pyrite
Sulfide(Lead) Galena
Sulfate(Chemical Composition) Contains SO4
Sulfate(Wall Board) Gypsum
Oxide(Chemical Composition) Contains Oxygen but not Silicon
Oxide(Chrome and steel) Chromite
Oxide(Sporting goods, metallurgy) Ilmenite
Oxide(Iron, Paint) Hematite
Native Element(Chemical Composition) One element
Native Element(Electronics, Precious Metals) Gold, Silver
Native Element(Medicine, Matches, Fungicides, Glass) Sulfur
Native Element(Pencils, Lubricant) Graphite
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