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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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How do minerals differ from rocks? Provide examples of each.

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The way in which the minerals differs from rocks with examples.

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The Earth’s crust is composed of various types of rocks and minerals. A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline substance with a specific chemical composition is known as a mineral. The shape of a crystal in a mineral is an expression for its molecular structure and the physical characteristics that help in identifying the mineral type. The chemical bonds in between the molecules are the major factor influencing the hardness and resistance of a mineral...

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