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Minerals: Activity 2
  • What are the common purposes of minerals?
  • Where can we find them in our homes, schools, and other places?
  • With the minerals that we have observed and classified thus far, find some of the common purposes of these minerals.
  • Use the websites below the table to help guide your search

Mineral Name Common Purposes 
Muscovite Mica *
Amphibole or Hornblende *
Calcite *
Olivine *
Potassium Feldspar (Microcline) *
Plagioclase Feldspar (Albite) *
Quartz *

Use these sites to help:


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