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a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite chemical structure.

mineral

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a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means

element

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a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds

compound

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a solid whose atoms, ions or molecules are arranged in a regular, repeating pattern

crystal

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a mineral that contains a combination of silicon and oxygen and that may also contain one or more metals

silicate mineral

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a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen

nonsilicate mineral