Minerals of the World

  • There are about 4,700 known minerals on the Earth.
  • Gold and Diamond are the most expensive minerals in the world.
  • Minerals are mined from the ground.
  • All rocks are made of two or more minerals, but minerals are not made of rocks
  • A mineral is solid chemical substance that occurs naturally.
  • Minerals measured on Mohs scale, going from 1 (talc, very soft) to 10 (diamond, very hard).
  • China is the largest global producer of minerals.

Minerals of the World

Minerals List

Rocks &  Minerals.003   Amethyst

mohs_scale  Mineral - Streak & Cleavage & Fracture

Minerals

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