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    Definition of Mineral (5 things) Definition of Mineral (5 things) Presentation Transcript

    • 5 Characteristics of Minerals• Minerals – a mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.
    • Minerals
    • Naturally Occurring *must be found in the earthMinerals
    • Naturally Occuring *must be found in the earthMinerals Inorganic Cannot form from materials that were once living
    • Naturally Occuring *must be found in the earth Minerals Inorganic Cannot form from materials that were once living SolidHas a definite shape and volume
    • Naturally Occuring *must be found in the earth Minerals Crystal Inorganic Structure Cannot form from materials that were once living The repeating pattern of aminerals particles Solid Has a definite shape and volume
    • Definite Chemical Naturally Occuring Composition *must be found in the earth Always contains certain elements in the same amounts Minerals Inorganic Cannot form from Crystal Structure materials that were onceThe repeating pattern of a living minerals particles Solid Has a definite shape and volume