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Blocks of Rocks Chapter 2 Minerals: the building blocks of rocks Definition of a mineral
Natural Inorganic Solid Possess an orderly internal structure of atoms Have a definite chemical composition
Mineraloid lacks an orderly internal structure Composition and structure of minerals Elements Basic building blocks of minerals Over 100 are known
Atoms Smallest particles of matter Have all the characteristics of an element Periodic Table of the Elements Figure 2.4
How atoms are constructed Nucleus central part of an atom that contains Protons positive electrical charges Neutrons neutral electrical charges Energy levels, or shells Surround nucleus Contain electrons negative electrical
charges Simplified view of the atom Figure 2.5 How atoms are constructed Atomic number is the number of protons in an atoms nucleus
Bonding of atoms Forms a compound with two or more elements Ions are atoms that gain or lose electrons Isotopes Have varying number of neutrons How atoms are constructed
Isotopes Have different mass numbers the sum of the neutrons plus protons Many isotopes are radioactive and emit energy and particles Minerals Physical properties of minerals
Habit Luster Color
Streak Hardness Cleavage The mineral quartz often exhibits good crystal shape Figure 2.21
Three examples of cleavage halite, calcite, and fluorite Figure 2.15 B Minerals Physical properties of minerals Fracture Specific gravity
Other properties Taste Smell Elasticity
Malleability Conchoidal fracture Figure 2.16 Minerals Physical properties of minerals Other properties
Feel Magnetism Double refraction Reaction to hydrochloric acid
Minerals A few dozen minerals are called the rockforming minerals The eight elements that compose most rockforming minerals are oxygen (O), silicon (Si), aluminum (Al), iron (Fe), calcium (Ca), sodium (Na), potassium (K), and magnesium (Mg) Most abundant atoms in Earths crust are oxygen (46.6% by weight) and silicon (27.7% by weight)
Composition of continental crust Figure 2.19 Minerals Mineral groups Rock-forming silicates
Most common mineral group Contain the silicon-oxygen tetrahedron (molecule) Four oxygen atoms surrounding a much smaller silicon atom Combines with other atoms to form the various silicate structures The silicate (SiO4)4 molecule
Figure 2.20 Minerals Mineral groups Rock-forming silicates Groups based on tetrahedral arrangement Olivine independent tetrahedra Pyroxene group tetrahedra are arranged in
chains Amphibole group tetrahedra are arranged in double chains Hornblende a member of the amphibole group Figure 2.21
Minerals Mineral groups Rock-forming silicates Groups based on tetrahedral arrangement Micas tetrahedra are arranged in sheets Two types of mica are biotite (dark) and muscovite (light) Feldspars Three-dimensional network of tetrahedra
Minerals Mineral groups Rock-forming silicates Groups based on tetrahedral arrangement Feldspars Two types of feldspar are Orthoclase and Plagioclase Quartz three-dimensional network of
tetrahedra Potassium feldspar Figure 2.21 Minerals Mineral groups Rock-forming silicates
Feldspars are the most plentiful mineral group Crystallize from molten material Nonsilicate minerals Major groups Oxides Sulfides Minerals
Mineral groups Nonsilicate minerals Major groups Sulfates Carbonates Native elements Common nonsilicate mineral groups
Table 2.1 Minerals Mineral groups Nonsilicate minerals Carbonates A major rock-forming group Found in the rocks limestone and marble
Halite and gypsum are found in sedimentary rocks Many have economic value Minerals Mineral resources Reserves are already identified deposits Ores are useful metallic minerals that can be mined at a profit Economic factors may change and influence a
resource An underground halite (salt) mine Figure 2.22 End of Chapter 2
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