Rocks and Minerals
The Differences and What They're Used For
Difference Between Rocks and Minerals
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
1. Forms in nature
2. is a solid
3. has a definite chemical makeup
4. has a crystal structure
This rock is usually ground up and used in soaps or household cleaners.
This rock is used in construction and often used to make counter tops.
This rock id often used to make weapons or some surgical instruments.
Fragments of rock put together and often used for house floors or walls.
Used in manufacturing. Used in the manufacture of paper and a coating on chewing gum.
This rock is used in power plants to make electricity.
Shale is used as a component to brick and cement.
Gabbro is used as a black granite, railroad ballast or road metal.
Sandstone has a rough texture and is used in construction.
Schist is used as a building stone.
Gneiss rocks are used as building stones or other constructional purposes.
Has crystal like features and is used in construction.
Marble is used to make lots of things from counter tops to statues and other quality things.
Aluminum is used in transportation (automobiles) and construction.
Used in jewelry, arts, and other kinds of instruments.