Earth Materials--Rocks and Minerals. CHAPTER 2. Minerals and Rocks. Definition of a mineral: Naturally occurring Inorganic Solid Definite chemical composition (or range) Orderly internal crystal structure . Mineral Importance. Economic Conditions of environment
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Definition of a mineral:
Silicate Minerals: have Si and O in their formulas
Nonsilicate minerals (8% of Earth's crust)
Igneous Rocks (90% by volume of Earth's crust)
Crystallization of magma
Volcanism (volcanic activity)
Metamorphic means "changed form"
The following are derived from the progressive metamorphism of shale: