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A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound or element, usually crystalline in nature, that is not a byproduct of life. The study of minerals is called mineralogy. Explore thousands of minerals, which all vary in color, shape and other properties, using Wolfram|Alpha.


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Study the regular arrangements of the atoms in mineral crystals.

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Properties of Minerals

Investigate properties of minerals, which include hardness, density and transparency, among many others.

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Famous Gems

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