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Mineral - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"A mineral is a homogeneous naturally occurring substance with a definite but not necessarily fixed chemical composition. Most minerals are solids with an ...

What is definite chemical composition - Answers.com

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Definite chemical composition is when a mineral is made of the same material throughout. Basically when a mineral is only made of one material all the way ...

The Learning Zone: What is a Mineral?

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A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic solid, with a definite chemical composition, and an ordered atomic arrangement. This may seem a bit of a mouthful, ...

Minerals - Tulane University

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Aug 31, 2015 ... With a definite chemical composition (every time we see the same mineral it has the same chemical composition that can be expressed by a ...

Minerals?! - The Science Forum

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It is a solid and has a definite chemical composition. Is gold a mineral? Explain your answer. (Assume you know nothing about gold, as if it is an ...

Rocks and Minerals! - Cloudfront.net

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definite chemical composition. Naturally occurring means that the mineral was made by natural geologic processes over time. Minerals cannot be made.

The Law of Definite Composition - Boundless

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The law of definite composition states that chemical compounds are composed of a fixed ratio of elements as determined by mass.

mineral | chemical compound | Britannica.com

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Mineral, naturally occurring homogeneous solid with a definite chemical composition and a highly ordered atomic arrangement; it is usually formed by inorganic ...

What is the chemical composition of a diamond? | Reference.com

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A diamond is made entirely from carbon, the same element that makes up the graphite used in pencil leads. What gives a diamond the unique properties that ...

Is glass a mineral? | Reference.com

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Glass is not a mineral because it does not have a definite chemical composition, which means it does not always have the same chemical composition that can ...

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What are Minerals? | What are Mineral Properties? - Geology.com

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A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid, with a definite chemical composition and ordered internal structure.

Mineral Definitions

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"Minerals are naturally-occurring inorganic substances with a definite and predictable chemical composition and physical properties." (O' Donoghue, 1990).

Mineral | Define Mineral at Dictionary.com

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any of a class of substances occurring in nature, usually comprising inorganic substances, as quartz or feldspar, of definite chemical composition and usually of  ...