7 minerals - Minerals Minerals Tourmaline on quartz $3250...

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1 Minerals are naturally occurring are inorganic are crystalline solids have a definite composition or range of compositions Rocks are aggregates of minerals or mineraloids Minerals Tourmaline on quartz $3250
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2 There are nine geochemically abundant elements Everything else is a minor or trace element all others <1% Ti 0.4% Mg 2.1% K 2.6% Na 2.8% Ca 3.6% Fe 5% Al 8.1% Si 27.7% O 46.6%
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3 More abundant elements tend to be produced at a faster rate 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 100000 1000000 0.001 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 100000 1000000 Annual production, thousands of tons Abundance, ppm As Sb Rh I Si Zn Be Ag Ni Al Cu N S Fe B Br Cd Au Pb Mo Ge US annual production vs. crustal abundance
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4 Carbon is consumed at the highest rate 10 9 –10 10 T C (fossil fuels) 10 8 –10 9 T Na, Fe 10 7 –10 8 T N, O, S, K, Ca 10 6 –10 7 T H, F, Mg, Al, P, Cl, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Ba 10 5 –10 6 T B, Ti, N, Zr, Zn 10 4 –10 5 T Ar, Co, As, Mo, Sb, W, U 10 3 –10 4 T Li, V, Se, Sr, Nb, Ag, Cd, I, Rare earths 10 2 –10 3 T He, Be, Te, Ta
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7 minerals - Minerals Minerals Tourmaline on quartz $3250...

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