Minerals and Their Chemical Classification
A mineral, by definition, is any naturally (not man-made) occurring inorganic (not a result of life plant or animal) substance. Its chemical structure can be exact, or can vary. All minerals belong to a chemical group, which represents their affiliation with certain elements or compounds. The science of mineralogy has spanned over several decades owing to its importance in various aspects. Knowledge of minerals of variable sources becomes essential for its application in metallurgy, gem-industry etc.
KeywordsCalcium Carbonate Carbonaceous Chondrite Iron Meteorite Chemical Classification Iron Carbide
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Blackburn, W.H. and W.H. Dennen. Principles of Mineralogy, 2nd ed. William C. Brown, Dubuque, IA. 1994.Google Scholar
- 2.Deer, W.A., R.A. Howie and J. Zussman. Rock Forming Minerals. 5 vols. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 1962.Google Scholar
- 3.Klein, C. and C.S. Hurlbut, Jr. Manual of Mineralogy, 21st ed. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 1993.Google Scholar
- 5.Wenk, Hans-Rudolf and Andrei Bulakh. Minerals. Cambridge University Press, 2006.Google Scholar
- 6.Internet Data Retrieved from:Google Scholar
- 7.Biomineralization. Session lectures. J Biol Inorg Chem (2007) 12 (Suppl 1): S207- S209.Google Scholar
- 8.Meteorite Minerals. from The Meteorite Market. www.meteoritemarket.com