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Minerals   By Andy Tu
Two Kinds     Silicate Minerals        Nonsilicate MineralsMinerals that contains     Minerals that do notoxygen and silic...
CommonSilicate Minerals
QuartzBasic building block of many blocks
MicaSeperates easily into sheets
FeldsparMain component of rocks on Earth
Classes    ofNonsilicate Minerals
Native Elements• Compose of only one element• Used in electronics and communications• Gold, copper, silver
Oxides• Compounds that form when an element, such  as aluminum or iron, combines chemically  with oxygen.• Used to make ab...
Carbonates• Minerals that contain combinations of carbon  and oxygen in their chemical structure.• Used in cement, buildin...
Sulfates• Minerals that contain sulfur and oxygen (SO4)• Used in cosmetics, toothpaste, cement, and  paint.
Halides• Compounds that form when fluorine, chlorine,  iodine, or bromine combine with sodium,  potassium, or calcium.• Us...
Sulfides• Minerals that contain one or more elements,  such as lead, iron, or nickel merged together  with sulfur• Used to...
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Minerals science

  1. 1. Minerals By Andy Tu
  2. 2. Two Kinds Silicate Minerals Nonsilicate MineralsMinerals that contains Minerals that do notoxygen and silicate contain oxygen and silicate90% of the Earth’s crust Some of these minerals are made of carbon, oxygen, fluorine, and sulfur.
  3. 3. CommonSilicate Minerals
  4. 4. QuartzBasic building block of many blocks
  5. 5. MicaSeperates easily into sheets
  6. 6. FeldsparMain component of rocks on Earth
  7. 7. Classes ofNonsilicate Minerals
  8. 8. Native Elements• Compose of only one element• Used in electronics and communications• Gold, copper, silver
  9. 9. Oxides• Compounds that form when an element, such as aluminum or iron, combines chemically with oxygen.• Used to make abrasives, aircraft parts, and paint.
  10. 10. Carbonates• Minerals that contain combinations of carbon and oxygen in their chemical structure.• Used in cement, building stones, and fireworks.
  11. 11. Sulfates• Minerals that contain sulfur and oxygen (SO4)• Used in cosmetics, toothpaste, cement, and paint.
  12. 12. Halides• Compounds that form when fluorine, chlorine, iodine, or bromine combine with sodium, potassium, or calcium.• Used in the chemical industry and in detergents.
  13. 13. Sulfides• Minerals that contain one or more elements, such as lead, iron, or nickel merged together with sulfur• Used to make batteries, medicines, and electronic parts.
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