Rocks and Minerals

The Differences and What They're Used For

Difference Between Rocks and Minerals

Rocks- Naturally formed mass of mineral matter


3 Characteristics-

1. Minerals in rock can be jumbled together

2. Made up of one or more types of minerals

3. Proportion of different minerals may vary


Minerals- A natural solid substance


4 Characteristics-

1. Forms in nature

2. is a solid

3. has a definite chemical makeup

4. has a crystal structure