Rocks and Minerals

Rock:natural organic compound Mineral: a mix of rocks


  • forms in nature
  • is a solid
  • has a definite chemical makeup
  • has a crystal structure

Other Examples

  • the quartz in a mirror
  • the gold connections for a radio/clock
  • hematite in your closet for the metal bars
  • pentlandite for the stain less steel in a vacuum
  • the copper in the vacuum for wiring
  • there is galena in a dishwasher
  • zincite in sunscreen