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This site, developed by the Mineralogical Society of America for middle and high school students, introduces the idea of mineral classification and describes the seven major chemical groups into which minerals are divided. The groups include native elements, sulfides, sulfates, silicates, carbonates, oxides and halides. Each group includes a general description, plus a listing of classes within the group that may be explored. Common minerals within the mineral classes are linked to the Mineralogical Gallery's website where an in depth description of the mineral can be found.
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Carbonates, Native Elements, Island Silicates, Ring Silicates, Sheet Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Disilicates, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14) Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sulfates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Native Elements, Carbonates, Solid Earth, :Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Systematic Mineralogy:Disilicates, Ring Silicates, Sheet Silicates
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