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Garnet The mineral Garnet information and pictures

Detailed description properties and locality information guide about the mineral garnet almandine pyrope spessartine etc Garnet is not a single mineral but a group contains closely related isomorphous minerals that form a series

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Industrial Household VEEGUM Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VAN GEL Magnesium Aluminum Silicate are naturally occurring smectite clays used to stabilize suspension and emulsion concentrates and to control the

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The Silicate ClassAmethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery

The Silicates are the largest the most interesting and the most complicated class of minerals by far Approximately of all minerals are silicates and some geologists estimate that of the Earth's crust is made up of silicates

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Rocks Minerals Definitions

Feldspar Feldspar refers to a group of minerals containing aluminum and silica They all show good cleavage in two directions at about degrees The hardness is about 6 and the specific gravity between 2 8 Ferberite Ferberite

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WeatheringWikipedia

Weathering is the breaking down of rocks soil and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere waters and biological organisms Weathering occurs in situ on site that is in the

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MineralWikipedia

Minerals are not equivalent to rocks A rock is either an aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids Some rocks such as limestone or quartzite are composed primarily of one mineral calcite or aragonite in the case of

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The SilicatesRocks Minerals and Crystals for Earth

Silicates are the most widespread of the minerals By themselves they make up over percent of the weight of the earths crust There are two forms of silicate when looking at their chemistry felsic-The fel stands for feldspar

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CUMMINGTONITE Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide

Cummingtonite is the name of a series as well as the name of a mineral The mineral cummingtonite is basically the middle member of the Cummingtonite Series which include the minerals grunerite and magnesiocummingtonite All

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Olivine The mineral Olivine peridot information and

Olivine is one of the most common minerals in the earth and is a major rock forming mineral Despite this good specimens and large crystals are uncommon and sought after Only few localities yield large examples of this mineral

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Epidote A metamorphic mineral and silicate mineral

Epidote is the word used for a calcium-iron silicate mineral that forms through regional and contact metamorphism It is also the name of a diverse group of silicate minerals that often contain rare earth elements

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