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Introduction to rocks and minerals: rocks and minerals; what are minerals; what are rocks?. Minerals: colourless nd whait minerals - diamond, rock salts, calcite, barite, gypsum, beryl, chystalline quartz, non-chystalline quartz, feldspars, micas, corundum; silver and grey minerals - silver, platinum, graphite, galena; yellow and gold minerals - gold, sulphur, fool's gold; green minerals - malachite and azurite, olivine, tourmaline, jade; brown and red minerals - copper; hematite, cassiterite, mercury minerals, sphalerite, gernat; purple and blue minerals - fluorite, turquoise, lazurite; black minerals - magnetite, amphiboles, pyroxine. Rocks: igneous rocks; granite; obsidian and rhyolite; gabbro; basalt and dolorite; rocks from space; metamorphic rocks; gneiss and schist; slate; marble; sedimentary rocks congolomorate and breccia; sandstone; limestone; coal and oil. Rocks and minerals facts: minerals all around; where do minerals come from?; mining; important minerals; mineral uses; the mineral we eat; clay and ceramics; sparkling gems; diamonds; living gems; gold; crystals; rocks on earth; space rocks; mineral folklore; treasure hunt. Reference section: table of minerals; mineral compositions; mineral hardness; geological timescale; fieldwork safety and practice; collecting rocks and minerals.

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