Facts About Minerals

Mrs. Humphries Class

What is a Mineral?

Minerals sometimes have layers.

Minerals are non-living things found in nature.

Minerals are different from rocks.

Minerals can be formed in different places.

Minerals are always a solid.

Minerals have the properties of luster, hardness, texture, and color.


Tanzanite is a variety of Zoisite. It is valued as a gem stone and has the chemical formula Ca2Al3Si3O12(OH).