Most abundant mineral in the earth

Introduction Minerals are mostly substances formed naturally in the Earth.  They have a definite chemical composition and structure. Overall there are over 3000 minerals we knowns nowadays, and some are rare and precious such as gold and diamond(actually diamonds are likely the most common gem in nature), while others are more ordinary, such as quartz.  … Read more

Amphibole

Description Amphibolite is a dark, heavy, metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral amphibole. Amphibolites have very little to no quartz. “Amphibole” refers not to a single mineral, but a group of minerals. Most belong to the monoclinic crystal system, but some belong to the orthorhombic crystal system. They are silicate minerals containing SiO4 molecules. … Read more

Aluminum

Description Aluminum is the most abundant metal element in the Earth’s crust. Bauxite ore is the main source of aluminum and contains the aluminum minerals gibbsite, boehmite, and diaspore. Aluminum is used in the United States in packaging, transportation, and building. Because it is a mixture of minerals, bauxite itself is a rock, not a … Read more