Mineral Properties


Major Rock Groups Non-Silicates Outline

Minerals are distinguished by their physical and chemical properties. The same properties are responsible for the many of the mechanical characteristics of rocks. Most common minerals can be recognized from one or two characteristics.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:


Major Rock Groups Non-Silicates Outline
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