• mineral | Types & Uses | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/mineral-chemical-compound Mineral, naturally occurring homogeneous solid with a definite chemical composition and a highly ordered atomic arrangement. Usually formed by inorganic processes, there are several thousand known mineral species, about 100 of which constitute the major mineral components of rocks.
  • Mineral | Definition of Mineral at Dictionary.com

    www.dictionary.com/browse/mineral Mineral definition, any of a class of substances occurring in nature, usually comprising inorganic substances, as quartz or feldspar, of definite chemical composition and usually of definite crystal structure, but sometimes also including rocks formed by these substances as well as certain natural products of organic origin, as asphalt or coal.
  • List of minerals - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minerals This is a list of minerals for which there are articles on Wikipedia.. Minerals are distinguished by various chemical and physical properties. Differences in chemical composition and crystal structure distinguish the various species.Within a mineral species there may be variation in physical properties or minor amounts of impurities that are recognized by mineralogists or wider society as a ...
  • Mineral | Definition of Mineral by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mineral Mineral definition is - ore. How to use mineral in a sentence. 5 a: a solid homogeneous crystalline chemical element or compound that results from the inorganic processes of nature broadly: any of various naturally occurring homogeneous substances (such as stone, coal, salt, sulfur, sand, petroleum, water, or natural gas) obtained usually from the ground
  • Mineral - definition of mineral by The Free Dictionary

    www.thefreedictionary.com/mineral mineral. diamond - Developed from adamant—the name of the hardest stone or mineral of ancient times—from Latin adamans, from Greek adamas, "invincible" (a-, "not," and daman, "to tame"). Formica - Got its name from being created as a substitute "for mica," a mineral. mineral - Etymologically "something obtained by mining," from Latin minera ...
  • Mineral - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral A mineral is a chemical compound with a given composition and a defined crystal structure. A rock is a mixture of one or several minerals, in varying proportions. A rock has only two of the characteristics minerals have–it is a solid and it forms naturally. A rock usually contains two or more types of minerals.
  • Mineral Properties, Photos, Uses and Descriptions

    geology.com/minerals Mineral collectors must know the rules for removing specimens from public and private property. Diamond: The Mineral. Diamond is a mineral with unique properties and many gem and industrial uses! Diopside. Diopside - Gem material, ornamental stone, diamond indicator, industrial mineral.
  • What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?

    www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-difference-between-a-rock-and-a-mineral A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound having an orderly internal structure and characteristic chemical composition, crystal form, and physical properties. Common minerals include quartz, feldspar, mica, amphibole, olivine, and calcite.A rock is an aggregate of one or more minerals, or a body of undifferentiated mineral matter.
  • Minerals - Geology (U.S. National Park Service)

    www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/minerals.htm A mineral's hardness is a measure of a mineral's resistance to scratching. This is measured by scratching it against another substance of known hardness on the Mohs Hardness Scale. This simple graphic outlines the index minerals and common objects used to determine a mineral's hardness.
  • Mineral Area College

    mineralarea.edu Mineral Area College serves the community by providing students a quality, affordable education and offers opportunities for personal growth and career development in a safe, professional environment.