What is a Mineral?

Beginning with the characteristics that define a mineral, proceeding through the properties of minerals, and concluding with an overview of rocks and the rock cycle, this PowerPoint makes a terrific introduction to your geology unit. While it includes photos of rocks and minerals, you will want to be sure to have actual specimens on hand to show your class as you lecture.

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  • A well-rounded overview of rocks and minerals
  • Diagrams, tables, and photographs clarify or reinforce information presented
  • Slides are editable

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