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What is a mineral? A mineral is a naturally occurring solid consisting of a single element or compound
what is a Element Pure substance which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical means.
Compound a substance made of two or more elements that have been chemically joined or bonded together.
how many kinds of minerals are there on earth about four thousand
All minerals are formed by________ natural processes
minerals are____________ inorganic
Minerals are_________ solids crystalline solids
Every mineral is an element or________________________ compound with a definite chemical composition
Crystalline atoms are arranged in a pattern that is repeated over and over again.
Crystal Solid geometrical form of minerals produced by a repeating pattern that is present throughout the mineral.
Silicate minerals minerals that contain silicon and oxygen
what are some examples of silicate minerals Feldspar, Biotite Mica, & Quartz
Non-silicate minerals minerals that do not contain silicon and oxygen
Created by: bouldincraig