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Mineral Pictures Index - Geology - About.com
My master guide to annotated pictures to help you identify minerals: typical examples of rock-forming, accessory, and rare or notable minerals.
Rock-Forming Minerals - Geology - About.com
A handful of very abundant minerals account for the great majority of the Earth's rocks. These rock-forming minerals are the ones that define the bulk chemistry of  ...
Minerals That Live on the Earth's Surface - Geology - About.com
Geologists know about thousands of different minerals locked in rocks, but when rocks are exposed at the Earth's surface and fall victim to weathering, just a ...
Brown Minerals - Geology - About.com
A guide to the most common and significant brown minerals.
Gemstones to Minerals, Minerals to Gemstones Guide - Geology
Big list of mineral names and their corresponding gemstone names.
The Silicate Minerals - Geology - About.com
The great majority of rocks are made of silicate minerals.
Mineral Habits - Geology - About.com
Habits are the distinctive form that mineral crystals may take in different geologic settings, for instance when growing in a free space or in a particular ...
Minerals and Gemstones - Geology - About.com
Minerals, gemstones, and how to identify them. ... Minerals & Gemstones. All about minerals and their precious cousins, the gemstones.
The Garnet Minerals - Geology - About.com
Garnet is a mineral family with a few green species, but most garnets range from salmon-orange to dark ruby red. Garnet crystals are usually compact grains with  ...
Minerals with Metallic Luster - Geology - About.com
Minerals with metallic luster are easy to learn to identify.
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