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How Minerals Form

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Minerals

A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with an orderly crystaline structure and a definite chemical composition.

they form?

How do

There are

4 major processes

1

Crystallization from Magma

2

 Precipitation

4

Formation from hydrothermal solutions

3

Changes in pressure and temperature

1. Hornblende

2. Halite

3. Talc

4. Pyrite

Examples of these 4 processes