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Uses of common minerals

While it is interesting to see how to identify or classify minerals, perhaps it is more important to find out why a mineral is useful to man....

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GEM ENHANCEMENT

GEOLOGY 115. LESSON 8: GEM ENHANCEMENT. Enhancement is defined as any processing (other than fashioning) which improves the appearance or durability of a gem....

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Shale: Sedimentary Rock

Uses of Shale. Some shales have special properties that make them important resources. Black shales contain organic material that sometimes breaks down to form ......

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Crystals and Gemstones

Crystals and Gemstones. Crystals-- In science, a crystal. is a solid substance in which the atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in an orderly repeating pattern ......

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Rock types

List of all Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rock Types with Pictures and Links to Specific Articles about each Type of Rock....

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Iron, Chemical Element

Iron normally does not occur as a free element in the earth. In fact, iron was not of much value to humans until they learned how to free iron from its ......

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Milk Thistle: Things You Might Not Know

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Dakota Stones Knowledge Center Stone Types ... Agua Nueva Agate The Agua Nueva Ranch mine is located about hour north of Chihuahua City in Mexico....

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List of Minerals

1.2 Sheet silicates (phyllosilicates) An important group of minerals, especially within the topmost 20 kilometers of the crust. All sheet silicates are hydrous....

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Mineral Properties, Uses and Descriptions

Descriptions, properties and uses for 80 different minerals - Geology.com....

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