Rocks & Minerals

Rocks
Minerals
Quiz
Physical Properties
Everyday Uses
Mini Project
Resources
Jokes
What are rocks and minerals, anyway?
bullet Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic compounds ("non-living material").
bulletRocks are extensive mineral bodies composed of one or more minerals in different amounts, which form part of the earth's crust.

bulletWhen we separate rocks and minerals by their colour, texture and luster, we are classifying them. This helps us to understand how rocks and minerals are similar and how they are different.
bulletRocks and minerals are valuable natural resources that we should protect.