What is A Mineral?

This website will teach you the definition of a mineral and how minerals are being used all around us.

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The Definition of a Mineral

Learning the definition of a mineral may seem complicated, but it should not be if you can remember one word, SNICE. Remembering SNICE is one of the easiest ways to know the definition of a mineral. It is especially helpful when you are trying to figure out if an object is a mineral. Objects must have all of these properties or they are not considered minerals.

S-Solid

N-Naturally Occurring

I-Inorganic

C-Crystal Form

E-Element or Compound

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The links below go into more depth about the properties above.

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