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The major types of minerals

The major types of minerals are grouped into these categories:

The silicates are further grouped into: These mineral groups will prove to be important in the weathering process and the general breaking down of large landforms because of the way they are chemically held together and the ease (or not) with which they come apart.


This diagram lists the various minerals found on Earth.
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Go to a listing of Rocks by mineral group


The major types of minerals

The major types of minerals are grouped into these categories:

The silicates are further grouped into: These mineral groups will prove to be important in the weathering process and the general breaking down of large landforms because of the way they are chemically held together and the ease (or not) with which they come apart.


This diagram lists the various minerals found on Earth.
Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)

Go to a listing of Rocks by mineral group


The major types of minerals

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This is a view of the Earth.
Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)
Image from: NOAA

Go to a listing of Rocks by mineral group



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