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What is the prime characteristic that geologists use to separate minerals into classes?

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Melissa Norris on January 7, 2018

A mineral is a naturally occurring,inorganic, crystalline substance that is added to form rocks. To geologists minerals are separated into classes based on their chemical composition. The different classes of minerals include the halides, oxides, phosphates and sillicates. The rocks are generally classified on the basis of the grouping and the composition of the minerals in the rocks.


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