industrial minerals and rocks

  • Mineral - Wikipedia

    Minerals are not equivalent to rocks. A rock is 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 limestone, and quartz in the latter case. Other rocks can be defined by relative abundances of key (essential) minerals; a granite is defined by proportions of quartz ...

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  • Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and ...

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