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Dedicated to the teaching of Earth Sciences

GEOLOGY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS,
TEACHERS, AND RESEARCHERS

Prof. Sean Tvelia Suffolk County Community College

 

Celestite
The Mineral Celestite


Mineral Identification


Minerals are the natural material that every inorganic material on planet Earth is composed of. They are the foundation of both our planet and most human industry.

Minerals can be defined as naturally occurring, inorganic substances that have characteristic chemical composition. Because individual minerals must have the same chemical composition, they must also share distinctive physical properties and have a crystalline atomic structure. This means that the atoms or molecules that make up each mineral exist in an orderly three dimensional arrangement. The structure that results from such arrangement is called a crystal.

 

 

Minerals Properties:

Luster & Hardness

Cleavage & Fracture

Mineral Identification