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  1. Minerals • “The Stuff That Rocks Are Made Of”

  2. Define • Mineral • an inorganic solid that occurs naturally

  3. Characteristics • Minerals form naturally • All minerals are solids • Each mineral is always made of the same element or elements • All minerals have crystal structures • Minerals are Inorganic

  4. Minerals Form Naturally

  5. Minerals Are Solids

  6. Minerals Have a Definite Chemical Makeup

  7. Halite- Rock Salt

  8. Minerals Have Crystal Structures

  9. Minerals are inorganic

  10. Most of the Earth’s crust is composed of only 30 different minerals

  11. Minerals are grouped according to composition