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Unformatted text preview: blocks of rocks Definition of a mineral ? Naturally occurring - must occur in nature, non-synthetic ? Solid - cannot be a liquid or gas ? Crystalline Structure - composed of atoms arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional structure ? Inorganic - cannot be made of organic carbon from plants and animals ? Specific chemical composition - has its own unique chemical makeup Mineralogy is the study of the composition, structure, appearance, stability, occurrence and associations of minerals...
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- Fall '08